Liverpool are monitoring Fulham centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo ahead of a potential summer swoop, according to the latest edition of the Daily Mail’s Transfer Confidential newsletter.
The Reds are keeping an eye out for potential new centre-backs ahead of next season, and their staff were impressed by the performance of the Manchester City academy graduate in the second leg of their recent League Cup semi-final at Craven Cottage.
Liverpool have been monitoring Adarabioyo for a while, and the fact that he is out of contract in the summer makes him a very attractive target.
However, the Anfield club are not the only ones keen on the 26-year-old, with AC Milan and Inter Milan also keeping tabs on him as they consider signing free agents in the summer.
Liverpool could be without Joel Matip at the end of the season, and they are looking to sign someone who can hit the ground running to replace him.
However, they need to appoint a new manager as soon as possible when the season ends so as to get definite direction concerning their transfer targets.
Jurgen Klopp is leaving at the end of the campaign, while Jorg Schmadtke’s tenure as their sporting director will come to an end after the January transfer window closes on February 1.
Adarabioyo has the quality to play for Liverpool, but whether he will be keen to move to a club where he is not guaranteed a place in the starting XI remains to be seen.
Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate remain the Reds’ first-choice centre-back pairing, and the Fulham star could prefer to join a side he can walk straight into the line-up.
Man City manager Pep Guardiola admires the former West Bromwich Albion loanee, singing his praises after impressing during his first pre-season campaign with the club back in 2016.
“He has all the quality. He is fast. He is faster than the people can believe it and he is strong in the air,” the Catalan said at the time.
“He has the quality to look behind the line for the next step, the next pass. He has a lot of things to improve on and I hope I can help him to develop his skills.”
Adarabioyo has grown in leaps and bounds since then and it will be interesting to see which club he ends up joining in the summer as a Fulham exit is certain from the look of things.
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