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Wolves linked with move for Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo

Wolverhampton Wanderers are apparently interested in Tosin Adarabioyo.

Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas has tweeted that the club are keen on the 23-year-old central defender.

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Adarabioyo suffered relegation from the Premier League with the Cottagers in May, but regularly came in for plaudits from fans.

The star formed a good partnership with Joachim Anderson.

Adarabioyo made 33 appearances in the league last term and was a trusted member of Scott Parker’s starting XI.

The former Manchester City youngster reportedly had a £10 million buy-out clause in his contract following Fulham’s relegation. But that is believed to have expired now.

Adarabioyo has already drawn interest from Newcastle United this summer.

But it seems Wolves are now keen. It follows reports of interest in Marseille star Duje Caleta-Car and Lille’s Sven Botman, who seem to be the bigger priorities.

Time is running out for Wolves to bring in the centre-back they arguably really need.

The window closes next Tuesday at 11pm, and Bruno Lage did send a subtle message to Fosun about signing new players following the victory over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

Get him in

Adarabioyo may have suffered relegation but he is a cracking defender.

The star is imposing, standing at 6ft 5in tall. That makes him a potentially brilliant player to have for defending set-pieces, and he can also be a threat at the other end.

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Premier League statistics indicate that he actually finished as the player with the most clearances in the division with 193 – 20 more than second-placed Tyrone Mings.

Furthermore, Pep Guardiola raved about Adarabioyo a few years ago, saying (MEN): “He has all the quality. He is fast. He is faster than the people can believe, and he’s strong in the air.

“He has the quality to look behind the line for the next step, the next pass.”