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Fulham complete Tosin Adarabioyo deal

last updated Tuesday 06th October 2020, 8:44 AM

Fulham Football Club

Centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo
Tosin Adarabioyo
Position Centre-back
P.O.B. Manchester,
D.O.B 24:09:97
Height 6' 05
Last Club Manchester City
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Fulham have secured the services of Tosin Adarabioyo on a permanent basis after working out a transfer with Manchester City, the Premier League side announced on Monday.

The 23-year-old spent last season on loan with English Championship side Blackburn Rovers. At Ewood Park, he featured in 34 league games and got three goals but Tony Mowbray’s men failed in their quest to earn an English top-flight berth.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the club announced the Anglo-Nigerian was handed a three-year contract with the Cottagers holding the option to extend by an additional 12 months.

Fulham FC statement
The Club is delighted to announce the permanent signing of centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo from Manchester City.

A powerful and athletic defender, 23-year-old Adarabioyo has agreed a three-year deal at Craven Cottage, with Fulham holding the option to extend by an additional 12 months.

Speaking after the transfer was confirmed, Adarabioyo said: "I’m very excited, very excited to get going and finally be playing Premier League football.

"I felt like the time was right to leave the [Man City] and push on. It was the right time in my career to move on and hopefully get a lot of Premier League games."

And Tony Khan added: "I’m very excited to announce the addition of Tosin Adarabioyo to Fulham Football Club on a permanent transfer from Manchester City! Tosin has developed as a player and grown into a formidable defender out on loan to the Championship the past two seasons, where we saw his contributions at Blackburn Rovers first hand last season during our promotion campaign.

"Tosin has received positive ratings from our data team and our coaches, and most importantly Tosin himself badly wanted to join us, and he will come in and fight for our Club! Come on Fulham!"

Born in Manchester, Adarabioyo has spent most of his life at City, progressing through the age groups at such a rate that he was made Under-18s captain aged just 16.

His first team debut for the club came in the FA Cup in February 2016, and he leaves with eight City appearances to his name, four of which came in the Champions League.

Adarabioyo’s first prolonged spell of senior football came when he was loaned out to West Bromwich Albion in 2018/19, featuring 36 times as the Baggies reached the Play-Offs.

He was back in the Championship the following season, excelling as part of an impressive Blackburn Rovers side who were in contention for a Play-Off spot after the restart.

Source Shina Oludare at Goal/Geoff Pruce at Fulham
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