Tosin Adarabioyo is reportedly on the Leeds United radar this summer, with Man City open to the defender’s departure.
Leeds appear to be in the market for a centre-back this summer, with Robin Koch, Liam Cooper and Pascal Struijk lacking serious cover.
A few names have been in the mix in recent weeks, with Adarabioyo the latest.
According to a report from TEAMtalk, Man City have accepted defeat in their attempts to keep Adarabioyo at the club.
He’s been on loan in the Championship with West Brom and Blackburn Rovers in the last two seasons. Pep Guardiola and City rate him, but he sees his future elsewhere.
This same report notes Leeds’ interest in signing the 22-year-old, but they aren’t the only Premier League side linked.
West Ham, Newcastle, Everton and Fulham are also keen on Adarabioyo after his impressive form in the Championship.
Adarabioyo is a top prospect when you are talking about centre-backs.
He’s really come on at Blackburn in the last 12 months and, when Pep Guardiola rates you, you know you’ve got a big future ahead.
The 22-year-old is good on the ball, which would suit a Marcelo Bielsa side, whilst he’s got a towering frame.
Koch, Cooper and Struijk look like they’ll be joined at Leeds by a fourth centre-back this summer and there aren’t too many that stand out above Adarabioyo.
City are in a race against time to cash-in, which might make it affordable, but there’s the obstacle of others being interested.
Our Premier League rivals might be attractive options, but could the Bielsa factor swing things?
Let’s keep an eye on this one.