Newcastle United confident of beating Chelsea to Tosin Adarabioyo

Newcastle United are reportedly hopeful of beating Chelsea to the signature of 26-year-old Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo.

According to a report by Football Insider, Tosin Adarabioyo is the subject of interest from Newcastle United. The Fulham defender, who will become a free agent on July 1, is also a target for Chelsea. However, the Magpies are confident of fending off competition from the West London club for the 26-year-old centre-back.

The Tosin Adarabioyo story

Tosin Adarabioyo has become a hot property in the market since it emerged that he would not sign a new contract with Fulham. The Manchester native has been a regular for Fulham since arriving from Manchester City in a low-money deal in October 2020.

The Englishman has turned out 132 times for Fulham in the last four years, chipping in with five goals and two assists. However, Adarabioyo’s stint with the West London club will officially end on July 1, as he will run down his contract and become a free agent in a few weeks. Such a situation has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several high-profile Premier League clubs.

Widespread reports have linked the former Manchester City defender with Manchester United and Liverpool. However, Chelsea and Newcastle United are vying to become Tosin Adarabioyo’s next destination, with the former recently emerging as the dark horse in the race to sign him.

Where will Adarabioyo’s next adventure come?

Chelsea’s interest in Tosin Adarabioyo stems from Thiago Silva’s impending departure from Stamford Bridge. The veteran Brazilian defender has been a top-class performer for the West London club despite being in the twilight of his career. So, his replacement will have big shoes to fill.

As for Newcastle United, recent reports have claimed that they are ready to triple Tosin Adarabioyo’s wages if he chooses St. James’ Park as his next destination. The Magpies have been working hard to secure the Manchester native’s signature for several weeks. And Newcastle United believe they will win the race to sign the 26-year-old in a Bosman move.

It will be interesting to see if Chelsea’s late emergence in the race to secure Tosin Adarabioyo’s services turns the Englishman’s head. However, Newcastle United will be confident despite the Blues’ hijack attempts.

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