West Ham United would like to sign Tosin Adarabioyo from Fulham in the summer transfer window.
This is according to club insiders Claret and Hugh who believe a £22m bid is likely to get the job done for the Hammers.
David Moyes is desperate to bolster his central defensive ranks at the London Stadium.
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Angelo Ogbonna is out for the whole season and will be 34 before the start of next season. Meanwhile, the verdict is still on Issa Diop on whether he is good enough to play Premier League football.
Adding a top-class centre-back in the summer transfer window will be an absolute necessity for West Ham.
And it looks like Moyes has someone in particular in mind…
West Ham consider summer window for Fulham ace
Claret and Hughes count that Tosin Adarabioyo is firmly on the Hammers’ radar ahead of the summer transfer window.
High profile insiders suggest West Ham could be willing to pay £22m for the 6ft 5in centre-back and that may well be enough to tempt Fulham to sell.
We think Adarabioyo would be a very useful addition for the Hammers.
The former Manchester City man has established himself as a top-flight defender over the past two years and has been a shining light for Fulham in the Championship this season.
In 26 league appearances for Fulham this season, Adarabioyo has scored two goals and averaged 1.1 tackles, 1.5 steals and 3.8 clearances per game. He also averaged 3.3 aerial duels per game (Who scored).
The 24-year-old is also very good with the ball at his feet. He completed 74 passes per game and had an 85.6% completion rate (Who scored).
The young defender is clearly very talented. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola heaped praise on the centre-back three years ago, speaking to the daily mailsuggesting that he has “all the quality”.
He has also been described as a ‘brilliant’ defender by Athletics.
£22m for the Fulham defender seems like very good value to us, given his quality and age.
Whatever happens, West Ham cannot let another transfer window pass without bringing a top-notch centre-back into the London stadium.
And it looks like Tosin Adarabioyo is there for us on a plate, if the owners really want that to happen.
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