West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo at the end of the season.

According to a report from Claret and Hugh, David Moyes is looking to improve his defensive options. And the West Ham United manager has identified the Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo as a potential target.

The 25-year-old centre-back has been an excellent servant for Fulham since joining the club from Manchester City. And he could prove to be a quality long-term acquisition for West Ham. The Hammers have seemed vulnerable at the back this season, and Moyes needs to bring in quality defensive reinforcements if the Londoners are to finish the season strongly.

West Ham secured European football after an impressive campaign last season, and they will be hoping for more of the same this time around. The Hammers are likely to lose Craig Dawson and Angelo Ogbonna at the end of the season. So Adarabioyo could prove to be the ideal alternative.

A move to West Ham would be a step up for the Fulham defender, and he is likely to be tempted if there is a concrete offer on the table. It remains to be seen whether the Hammers are prepared to follow up on their interest and submit an official bid for the Fulham ace in the coming months.

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The report from Claret and Hugh claims that the defender could be available for a fee of around £16 million. The 25-year-old certainly has the potential to justify the move in the long run, and it remains to be seen whether West Ham are prepared to pay the asking price for him.

Meanwhile, Fulham have done well in the Premier League since their promotion, and they will be hoping to finish the season strongly. Losing a key defender midway through the season could be a damaging blow for them and therefore the Londoners might be reluctant to sanction Adarabioyo’s departure in January.

It will be interesting to see if the Hammers are made to wait until the summer transfer window for the 25-year-old defender. West Ham have also shown interest in other defenders, including Nathaniel Phillips.

Meanwhile, Moyes needs to bring in quality attacking reinforcements as well. And Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Diaz has been lined with a move to the Hammers in recent months. West Ham certainly have the financial resources to pull off both moves, and it will be interesting to see if they succeed.

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