Super Eagles defender Tosin Adarabioyo is keen to join Tottenham Hotspur, according to Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold.
The 26-year-old has entered the final months of his current contract at Fulham, meaning that he can start speaking to foreign clubs over a Bosman move when the transfer window opens next month.
Adarabioyo came close to leaving Fulham for Monaco last summer but the two clubs failed to reach an agreement over a deal.
Partnering with compatriot Calvin Bassey in the heart of Fulham's defence, Adarabioyo has enjoyed another fine individual season and still has plenty of admirers.
Tosin Adarabioyo is a player that is worth keenly observing.
Obvious huge physical advantages being 6’5, super long legs for duelling, so quick across the ground despite his frame: a ‘ground eater.’ Relatively nice in possession.
— Ethan. ✍️ (@EthanTaIks) December 21, 2023
Tottenham are one of the teams to have been linked with a move as they are a bit short of defensive options at the moment.
“We’ve spoken about Tosin Adarabioyo at Fulham, Spurs have certainly retained an interest there,” Gold said on the most recent edition of his podcast.
“He’s an interesting one, like Eric Dier he’s available in the summer, I understand that if all parties were able to agree on a deal he would be up for the move to Spurs, but financially it probably wouldn’t benefit him as much.”
Moving to Tottenham would be a deserved step-up for Tosin Adarabioyo
Having come through the Manchester City academy, Adarabioyo failed to break into the first team and went on a couple of loan spells before finally leaving the Etihad in 2020.
The defender suffered heartbreak in the promotion playoffs during his first season at Craven Cottage after which he helped Fulham win the Championship in the subsequent campaign.
While Adarabioyo made a shaky start to life in the Premier League, he has since made a brilliant recovery and is currently one of the first names on the team sheet for his current employers.
— To The Lane and Back (@TheLaneAndBack) December 26, 2023
Only five teams in the Premier League have kept more clean sheets than Fulham's five – two of which came in Adarabioyo's first two starts since returning from an injury layoff earlier this month.
A switch to Tottenham at this stage would be well-deserved for Adarabioyo, although question marks remain over how much playing time is on the cards for the Nigerian in North London.
In the meantime, Adarabioyo and Fulham remain in search of silverware this term following their EFL Cup quarter-final triumph over Everton at Goodison Park where Adarabioyo converted the winning penalty to set up a semi-final meeting against Liverpool.
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