Liverpool should now look to hijack Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo with the AS Monaco target now sceptical about a transfer to Spurs.
That is according to Foot Mercato, which reports that Tottenham have tabled Adarabioyo an offer in recent days. Spurs are keen to lure the 25-year-old away from west to north London this summer. But he would currently prefer a transfer to Monaco if Fulham agree to cash in.
Adarabioyo is even close to agreeing to personal terms with Monaco. The Ligue 1 team have marked the centre-half as a priority target after failing to qualify for a European tournament last term. Les Monegasques finished in sixth place after conceding the seventh-most goals.
Monaco have made Fulham an offer for the Tottenham target
Monaco believe Adarabioyo would significantly improve their defensive record if they thwart Tottenham’s pursuit of his transfer from Fulham. SSC Napoli have also shown an interest this summer after they sold Kim Min-Jae to Bayern Munich. Paris Saint-Germain also admire him.
Fulham, though, have so far fended off interest in Adarabioyo, who is only under contract at Craven Cottage to June 2024. His contractual situation has also tempted Les Monegasques to make a low offer. L’Equipe reports that Monaco have now made Fulham a €5m (£4m) bid.
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Should Adarabioyo be on the market for such a modest fee, Liverpool should look to hijack Monaco’s transfer and capitalise on the Fulham defender’s hesitancy to sign for Tottenham. The Manchester City product would have a lot to offer Jurgen Klopp if he moved to Anfield.
Liverpool should now hijack Tosin Adarabioyo’s potential transfer
Reds boss Klopp is in the market for defensive reinforcements this summer. Toro.it reports that Liverpool are targeting a transfer for Torino centre-half Perr Schuurs. Klopp dreams of pairing the Dutch enforcer with his compatriot, Virgil van Dijk, but must pay €40m (£34m).
Monaco have offered Fulham a fraction of what Torino would want for Schuurs. Adarabioyo would also be worth much more than Les Monegasques’ bid if his contract was not expiring in 12 months. He was one of the stars of the Cottagers’ season back in the Premier League.
Adarabioyo – who Tony Mowbray once called ‘exceptional’ – played in 25 games in the top-flight last term. He developed his game throughout the season, as well, most notably whilst on the ball. The former England youth international also gave stability to Marco Silva’s side.