West Ham United allegedly want to sign Tosin Adarabioyo from Fulham in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to club insiders Claret and Hugh who reckon that a £22 million bid is likely to get the job done for the Hammers.
David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his central defensive ranks at the London Stadium.
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Angelo Ogbonna is out for the entire season and will be 34 before the start of next season. Meanwhile, the verdict is still out on Issa Diop as to whether he’s good enough to be playing Premier League football.
The addition for a top-class centre-back in the summer transfer window will be an absolute necessity for West Ham.
And it seems as though Moyes has someone in particular in mind…
West Ham eyeing summer window swoop for Fulham ace
Claret and Hugh reckon that Tosin Adarabioyo is firmly on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window.
The high level insiders suggest that West Ham could be prepared to pay £22 million for the 6ft 5in centre-back and that may well be enough to tempt Fulham into selling.
We believe that Adarabioyo would be a very useful addition for the Hammers.
The former Manchester City man has established himself as a top-class defender over the past couple of years and has been a shining light for Fulham in the Championship this season.
In 26 league outings for Fulham this season, Adarabioyo has bagged two goals and averaged 1.1 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and 3.8 clearances per game. He also won an average of 3.3 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).
The 24-year-old is very good with the ball at his feet as well. He has made 74 passes per match and has recorded an 85.6% completion rate (Who Scored).
The young defender is clearly very talented. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola raved about the centre-back three years ago, when speaking to the Daily Mail, suggesting that he has ‘all the quality’.
He has also been described as a ‘brilliant’ defender by The Athletic.
£22 million for the Fulham defender seems like very good value to us, considering his quality and age.
Whatever happens, West Ham cannot allow another transfer window to pass without bringing a top-class central defender into the London Stadium.
And it seems as though Tosin Adarabioyo is there for us on a plate, if the owners actually want to make it happen.
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