In the ongoing pursuit of their longstanding target, Tosin Adarabioyo from Fulham, Monaco is set to encounter competition from Tottenham Hotspur, according to a report by PUNCH Sports Extra.
Previously thought to be a deal on the brink of collapse, renewed optimism has arisen within the ranks of the French club in recent hours. This optimism follows Fulham’s decision to open the door for Adarabioyo’s potential departure.
However, Tottenham Hotspur is poised to enter the fray, vying for the defender’s signature before the transfer window’s closure. Sources indicate that Fulham might lean towards selling Adarabioyo to their London rivals, potentially as part of an exchange deal involving Eric Dier.
Adarabioyo, however, has expressed a strong preference for a move to Monaco over a transfer to Spurs.
Reports reveal that Monaco, of the French Ligue 1, had two initial bids for the Manchester City Academy product rejected. Nevertheless, they are said to be preparing an improved offer, aiming to secure Adarabioyo’s services.
Meanwhile, a rift appears to have emerged between Adarabioyo and Fulham’s leadership. This discord followed his refusal to sign a new contract, with his existing agreement set to expire at the season’s end.
Having been excluded from the lineup in the initial two Premier League fixtures, Adarabioyo returned to the bench during last Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal. He entered the game as a second-half substitute after Fulham was reduced to 10 men.
Monaco’s upcoming weeks could be bustling with activity, as Folarin Balogun’s imminent move to the Principality is expected to be officially confirmed. The young USMNT striker has been a prominent target for Monaco throughout the summer, mirroring Adarabioyo’s status.
Furthermore, there’s a notable interest in Adarabioyo from OGC Nice, especially if Jean-Clair Todibo departs from the club. This potential development adds an additional layer of intrigue to the ongoing transfer saga