West Ham are keen to sign Tosin Adarabioyo from Fulham in January according to claims from club insider ExWHUemployee.
Hammers boss David Moyes will be a busy man in the January transfer window.
West Ham’s need for a top-class centre-back has been well-documented already.
Angelo Ogbonna and Kurt Zouma are both out with long-term injuries and the Hammers’ form has really suffered during the duo’s absence.
Craig Dawson and Issa Diop have filled in admirably but neither of them are in the same league as the Frenchman and Italian.
And it seems as though Moyes has his eye on someone to help address that particular issue.
West Ham eyeing January Tosin Adarabioyo swoop
ExWHUemployee claimed that the 24-year-old Fulham defender is firmly on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the January transfer window, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast.
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 19 league outings for Fulham this season, Adarabioyo has bagged one goal and averaged 1.2 tackles, 1.7 interceptions and 3.7 clearances per game. He also won an average of 2.8 aerial duals per match (Who Scored).
The 24-year-old is very good with the ball at his feet as well. He has made 74.2 passes per match and has recorded an 86.2% 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’.
Adarabioyo could be available for £10 million in January (Daily Mail). That seems like outstanding value to us.
At 24, the Fulham centre-back has plenty of years left ahead of him to improve further still. At the same time though, he’s now raw in any way whatsoever and is far more advanced than Issa Diop.
And we think that the Fulham centre-back would be a fine addition for West Ham in the January transfer window.