Tottenham ‘would look to recruit’ Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo in January, claims Football Insider.
Ange Postecoglou wanted to further strengthen the defense after bringing in Micky van de Ven, therefore Spurs were heavily connected to the Fulham center-back during the summer transfer window.
However, Tottenham was unable to add another center-back, leaving them in a precarious position with only Eric Dier and Ashley Phillips as backups.
Tottenham is ‘expected to reopen a deal’ in the January transfer window, either ‘for a cut-price sum’ or in the form of a “pre-contract agreement,” according to the report.
Adarabioyo’s current contract has one year remaining; it will expire in June 2024 as a result of Fulham’s activation of the 12-month extension provision in January.
According to the source, a move for Tosin Adarabioyo may be contingent on Eric Dier being sold first. Spurs are seeking to finalize a deal for Dier during the winter transfer window.
One of the three players that Ange Postecoglou suggested the Tottenham board sign in the summer was Tosin Adarabioyo.
At the beginning of the summer, it was claimed that The Australian had recognized his back four as a vulnerability and had given the club three names: Perr Schuurs, Gleison Bremer, and Tosin Adarabioyo. The manager himself and chief scout Leonardo Gabbanini identified these.
Even if Levy was unable to sign any of the three, Ange is reportedly still pleased with how the transfer window turned out. They were able to sign seven players, including James Maddison, Manor Solomon, Micky van de Ven, and Guglielmo Vicario, who have already had a significant influence.
Tottenham is in desperate (pun intended) need of a new center-back, so hopefully Ange will succeed in securing one of his suggestions in January.