Arsenal could offer Tosin Adarabioyo the chance to stay in the Premier League by signing him from Fulham – but they face competition from Newcastle United, according to reports.
Adarabioyo was part of the Fulham squad which was relegated in 2020-21. But like some of his teammates, he made a good impression. As such, the former Manchester City youngster could still have a future in the top flight. Two clubs are now believed to see him as a potential target.
According to Daily mail, the 23-year-old has become a target for Arsenal and Newcastle.
There is a £ 10million release clause in Adarabioyo’s contract, but it is only valid 30 days before the start of the league season on August 7.
Therefore, if any of the clubs choose to act in their best interests, they will have to do so quickly.
But Adarabioyo’s current price tag could be appealing when he was an outstanding player on a sinking ship last season. Alongside Joachim Andersen, on loan from Lyon to Fulham, he was part of a competent center-back partnership.
Both players are now linked with Premier League returns. Tottenham want Andersen, but his defensive partner could end up with his North London rivals.
Arsenal will look to strengthen defensively after releasing David Luiz. Adarabioyo would be a long-term reinforcement to help them tackle this area.
At 23, the London ace has many years ahead of him and will be eager to take them to the highest level.
An alternative to Arsenal would be Newcastle, who eventually climbed to 12th place in the Premier League final standings in 2020-21. However, they have scored more goals than relegated Fulham, and will therefore be keen to consolidate the baseline.
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Arsenal replaces Bellerin
It is not only in the center of defense that Arsenal must strengthen. They are also reflecting on the potential exit of longtime right-back Hector Bellerin.
There have been rumors of several players who could replace him. The latest to emerge is RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams.
According to Athleticism, the American seduces because he can play at the right-back or in the defensive midfield.
He is under contract until 2025 and the Bundesliga are desperate to keep the New Yorker. They have already sold Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate and want to keep some stability by their side.
Adams has made 21 starts in 27 Bundesliga appearances this season and is one of the bright young stars of the United States national team.
He could well be Bellerin’s direct replacement, if they can draw the player away from Germany.
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