Report: Tottenham are ‘stepping up’ a late move for Tosin Adarabioyo

Tottenham Hotspur are now ‘stepping up’ their interest in Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo with a view to completing a move before the transfer deadline at the end of this week. However, the North London side still face competition from Monaco for the player’s signature.

Spurs’ desire to bolster their defence this summer has been well-documented, and the Lilywhites have already made improvements in that area thanks to the signing of Micky van de Ven.

After a series of dismal displays at the back last season, new manager Ange Postecoglou has made it clear that he still expects to add another centre-half to his squad before the transfer window shuts (Football.London).

All summer, it has seemed Edmond Tapsoba would be the prime target for Spurs, and it has recently been suggested that the Premier League outfit may make a late move for the Leverkusen star (Ben Jacobs on The Last Word on Spurs podcast).

Tosin Adarabioyo on the ball for Fulham
James Garner #37 of Everton F.C tackles Tosin Adarabioyo #4 of Fulham during the Premier League match between Everton and Fulham at Goodison Park, Liverpool on Saturday 15th April 2023. (Photo by Mike Morese/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Spurs are moving for Tosin Adarabioyo

However, another name that has been continually linked to Tottenham throughout the summer is Tosin Adarabioyo. Now, according to the Daily Mail, Spurs are set to double their efforts to snap up the centre-half before the end of the transfer window.

Apparently, the club are now prepared to “loosen the purse strings” in the wake of Harry Kane’s departure and want to back Postecoglou by bringing in the players he needs. It is thought the manager has “set his sights” on reinforcing the backline.

Adarabioyo has already “held talks” with Spurs, but Monaco are also very much in the frame. Fulham, however, are believed to be keen to do business with their Premier League rivals, as there is the offer of an exchange for Eric Dier on the table.

Spurs Web Opinion

The pairing of Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven is looking good and it’s unlikely that Tosin Adarabioyo would be able to break that up.

However, having a player like Adarabioyo waiting in the wings and providing competition for those two would be really healthy for the squad and he would be a great third-choice centre-back for us.

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