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Report: Wolves keen on £20m ace who impressed for West Brom last season

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Report: Wolves keen on £20m ace who impressed for West Brom last season

Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in a player that impressed for bitter rivals West Bromwich Albion last season, according to 90min.

Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo spent last season on loan with the Baggies and is impressing in the Championship once again this term at Blackburn Rovers.

According to the 90min report, seven teams are interested in the 6ft 5in ace’s signature as Man City have reportedly given him the green light to sign for a new club in the summer.

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Everton are believed to be at the front of the queue for Adarabioyo, but Wolves, Burnley, Leicester, Newcastle, Southampton and Leeds are also said to be keen on the 22-year-old’s services.

Adarabioyo has been with Man City for 17 years, first joining the club as a five-year-old, and has been a key part of the club’s youth setup over the years.

However, he has only made eight senior appearances for the club, his last one coming during the 2017-18 season in a 2-1 defeat to FC Basel in the Champions League.

In contrast, Adarabioyo has made 36 appearances for West Brom and 28 for Blackburn, who are 10th in the table and just three points adrift of the Championship playoffs.

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Man City will reportedly set their initial asking price for Adarabioyo at £20million.

 

Former West Brom boss Darren Moore previously said of the player to the Birmingham Mail in November 2018: “For one so young, he’s mature. He’s got a size and a stature, a great understanding of the game and a wonderful temperament.

“There’s no mental or physical step for him coming here. The boy has a desire and a thirst for the game. He’s shown versatility, adaptability and an understanding of the game. He’s got a determination to go to the very highest level.”

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With Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo favouring three at the back, he could well look to bring in a new centre-back in the summer to bolster his ranks.

A tall, imposing defender comfortable on the ball, great at reading the game and boasting great temperament, Adarabioyo certainly has the credentials to do well at Wolves.

While £20million for a player largely untested at Premier League level may seem a bit of a gamble, Nuno’s great coaching and man-management skills would get the best out of the 6ft 5in ace.

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