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West Ham United allegedly could try to poach 25-year-old from London rivals in the January transfer window

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West Ham United allegedly could try to poach 25-year-old from London rivals in the January transfer window

West Ham United allegedly could try to poach Tosin Adarabioyo from London rivals Fulham in the January transfer window.

That’s according to club insiders Claret and Hugh who claim that Hammers boss David Moyes has been interested in signing the 25-year-old centre-back for quite some time now.

Adarabioyo’s contract with Fulham expires in the summer of 2023, although the west London outfit have the option to extend that deal by a further 12 months.

Central defence is certainly an area of concern for Moyes at the London Stadium.

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Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson are 34 and 32 respectively, whilst the latter has been heavily linked with a January exit from the club.

Meanwhile, Kurt Zouma continues to struggle with his troublesome knees.

And it seems as though Moyes is very keen to add some real quality to his central defensive ranks, with youth on their side…

West Ham could try to sign Tosin Adarabioyo in January transfer window

Claret and Hugh reckon that Moyes could make a move to sign the former Manchester City defender, if he is trusted with more money this winter.

I think that the 25-year-old would be a very smart addition for the Hammers.

West Ham actually tried to sign Adarabioyo last January, but missed out in the end.

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’.

At 25, the Fulham centre-back has plenty of years left ahead of him to improve further still.

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In 10 Premier League appearances for Fulham so far this season, the towering centre-back has averaged 1.1 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 4.8 clearances per game. He has also won 2.2 aerial duels on average per match (Who Scored).

Adarabioyo has made 47.9 passes per game on average and has recorded a completion rate of 80.2% (Who Scored).

I think that the Fulham ace would be an excellent addition for West Ham in the January transfer window.

Quite how much he will cost, or whether the Hammers owners provide Moyes with the funds, remains to be seen though.

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