Tottenham and West Ham must move fast to sign key defensive target

Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo has emerged as a sought-after target, attracting interest from several Premier League and Serie A clubs. 

AC Milan lead the way. They are interested in signing the 26-year-old this summer. They had even explored a low-cost move for him in the recently closed January transfer window.

According to Calciomercato, the Italian giants are not giving up on the signing and plan to swoop for him this summer to bolster their defensive ranks.

The former Manchester City centre-back was also a target for Tottenham Hotspur and AS Monaco last summer but opted to stay put. 

Adarabioyo remains on Spurs’ wanted list, and West Ham United are also keen on signing him.

The 6ft5 defender is a colossus at the back for Fulham, winning 79% of his aerial and 54% of his ground duels. He has helped the Cottagers keep three clean sheets in his 11 league appearances.

Adarabioyo missed a chunk of this season after groin surgery, but it is the only setback in his injury record. He is a reliable defender fitness-wise.

Adarabioyo would be a fantastic addition to Spurs alongside Micky van de Ven, Cristian Romero, and Radu Dragusin. The North Londoners want to become challengers again, and he is the kind of smart signing they need to keep making to reach those illustrious heights.

West Ham could also use a force of nature at the back, especially if Nayef Aguerd leaves this summer. A combination of Kurt Zouma and Adarabioyo at the back would be one of the most aerially dominant pairings in the league.

However, time is running out for Tottenham and West Ham, with AC Milan laying the groundwork for a summer move. They must act fast, or he could be on his way to Serie A.

Outside Milan, West Ham, and Tottenham, Liverpool have also been linked with a summer move for Adarabioyo. 

The Reds picked up Joel Matip on a free transfer years ago and are looking to repeat the trick as the former Cameroon international defender prepares to leave this summer. 

It remains an open race for Adarabioyo’s signature, but West Ham and Tottenham must act fast or risk losing out on a key defensive target before Serie A’s allure proves too strong.

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