Manchester United attempting to steal a march on Newcastle United in Tosin Adarabioyo chase

Manchester United will reportedly look to beat Newcastle United to the signature of 26-year-old Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo.

According to a report by talkSPORT, Tosin Adarabioyo is the subject of interest from Manchester United. The Fulham defender is also a target for Newcastle United. However, the Red Devils are looking to steal a march on their fellow Premier League club for the 26-year-old soon-to-be-free agent.

Tosin Adarabioyo and his Fulham story

Tosin Adarabioyo has been a solid performer for Fulham since arriving from Manchester City in a small-money October 2020. The Manchester native rose through the ranks at his former club but never managed to establish a foothold in the first-team squad.

The 26-year-old has turned out 132 times thus far for Fulham, chipping in with five goals and two assists. However, Adarabioyo’s stint with the West London club will end in the summer transfer window, as he will depart from Craven Cottage as a free agent after his contract expires on July 1.

Adarabioyo’s impending free-agent status has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several high-profile Premier League clubs. Recent reports have heavily linked the Fulham centre-back with Newcastle United, positioning the Magpies as the front-runners. However, they face stiff competition from Manchester United for his signature.

A man in demand

Manchester United’s interest in Tosin Adarabioyo is understandable. Raphael Varane will leave the club as a free agent in the summer transfer window, while Jonny Evans faces an uncertain future at Old Trafford. So, it behoves Manchester United to invest in a centre-back, with the Fulham defender emerging as a viable target.

As for Newcastle United, recent reports have claimed that Adarabioyo is leaning towards joining the Tyneside outfit in the summer transfer window. The Magpies are desperate to sign a top-notch centre-back, with Sven Botman and Fabian Schar being long-term absentees due to their respective knee injuries.

However, Newcastle United will need to be efficient while pursuing Tosin Adarabioyo’s signature, with Manchester United looking to steal a march on the Tyneside club. However, with the 26-year-old becoming a free agent in the summer transfer window, the final decision solely rests with him ahead of a Bosman move.

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