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Fabrizio Romano claims 'exceptional' 23-year-old reportedly wanted by Arsenal could cost just £10m"

Arsenal transfer target Tosin Adarabioyo has a £10m buy-out clause in his Fulham contract, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian has confirmed that the African centre-half has many suitors for a transfer.

A report in The Athletic claimed that the Gunners have a firm interest in the 23-year-old.

Adarabioyo used to work with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta at Manchester City before moving to Craven Cottage.

He signed for the west Londoners last summer in a £2m transfer with the Citizens inserting a 20% sell-on clause in the deal.

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The ace made 33 Premier League appearances for the Cottagers last season.

He was called ‘exceptional’ by Blackburn’s Darragh Lenihan last year.

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TBR View: Adarabioyo transfer makes no sense due to Arsenal’s depth at centre-half

With all of Arsenal’s options at centre-back, a transfer for the ace makes no sense.

Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, William Saliba and Pablo Mari should be competing for a place in the starting XI next season. And with Arsenal not playing in Europe, a fifth centre-back would be overkill.

Holding ended the season in fine fettle, capping off what was a fairly consistent year for the Englishman.

Meanwhile, Saliba was nominated for the centre-half of the season in Ligue 1. It came despite the defender joining in the January transfer window.

And Gabriel won three consecutive player of the month awards, whilst Mari looked fairly solid.

To add to the scepticism, David Luiz’s departure is a sign of Arteta’s need for a more experienced figure. The Brazilian’s character and charisma brought strong leadership on and off the pitch.

Replacing that with an inexperienced youngster would prove a fatal error.

Adarabioyo is a terrible option for the Gunners. Even for £10m his transfer would saturate the centre-half position and lessen the transfer budget.

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