Tosin Adarabioyo Exclusive: Manchester United Eye Fulham Centre-Back For Free This Summer

Tosin Adarabioyo
Tosin Adarabioyo

Tosin Adarabioyo is being explored as an option for Manchester United as they seek to improve their defensive depth for next season.

Tosin Adarabioyo Transfer News

Manager Erik Ten Hag has been playing Casemiro in defence recently – with his squad decimated by injuries – and he has also handed 14 Premier League starts to 36-year-old Jonny Evans.

Neither of those players are likely to be at the club for next season as an overhaul begins, and United are also prepared to listen to offers for Harry Maguire.

Raphael Varane will be a big-name casualty too, as he will be leaving Old Trafford as a free agent and has confirmed he will play his final game for the club at the weekend.

Sources believe United are likely to stick with Victor Lindelof for now and there is hope Lisandro Martinez will be able to put this injury-plagued season behind him.

They are in need reinforcements, and as such, United are heading into the transfer market looking for at least two centre-backs.  That could even become three if they can find a suitable option on a free transfer.

It is understood that Tosin Adarabioyo’s situation at Fulham has opened up the potential of making a move for a player with plenty of Premier League experience, aged just 26.

He is leaving Craven Cottage as a free agent this summer after turning down the offer of a new contract. It is understood the player wants to test himself at another club and has other Premier League interest, too, from Newcastle and Tottenham.

United have an early understanding of the personal terms that would be needed to sign the former Manchester City player.

Tosin was born in Manchester and came through City’s academy system before making his senior debut for them in 2016. He left City in 2020 for Fulham and is looking for a new opportunity to challenge himself higher in the top-flight.

United will also sign other defenders and we have previously revealed how they are expected to take a two-tiered approach by signing a top proven defender as well as an emerging talent.

Some of the key names in the frame for a big deal include Jarrad Branthwaite, Jean-Clair Todibo, Gleison Bremer and Antonio Silva. As an emerging talent, United are very hot on Aaron Andelmino, an 18-year-old defender from Boca Juniors.

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