April 19, 2024

Newcastle United may look to add defenders this summer.

Indeed, the purchase of a new centre-back was expected last summer, but Newcastle were forced to adjust their plans due to FFP limits.

Instead, the team bolstered its midfield, flank, and full-back positions, with Tino Livramento being the only signing to actually succeed thus far.

Lewis Hall has not yet been declared ready for regular Premier League action, and Sandro Tonali will not play again until next season. Meanwhile, Harvey Barnes has suffered from a series of bizarre injuries.

So, a new defender may be sought this summer. Sven Botman will, of course, miss a significant amount of time following knee surgery, but measures to strengthen there have allegedly already been worked up.

Tosin Adarabioyo, a Fulham player, has been linked with a move to St James’ Park.

However, it appears that the west London club has different ideas.

Tosin Adarabioyo: Latest on Newcastle transfer target

Tosin Adarabioyo - Player profile 23/24 | Transfermarkt

 

According to the Evening Standard, the Cottagers are preparing a lucrative new contract for the 26-year-old.

As it stands, Adarabioyo will be a free agent next summer if he does not sign a new contract with the club, and he is also reported to be garnering interest from Liverpool and Tottenham.

Manager Marco Silva has praised the former Manchester City kid as a “special player,” and the source adds that he is only focusing on his game between now and the conclusion of the season.

Tosin Adarabioyo: Newcastle face fight to sign defender

Given the extent of interest in Adarabioyo, he may be difficult to sign this summer.
Though Botman’s departure may provide greater opportunities for regular game time, the fact that Newcastle appears unlikely to play European competition next season may complicate matters.

Liverpool and Tottenham will very probably be able to provide that, potentially making them more tempting destinations.

With Fulham seemingly not given up hope of extending his stay, there appears to be a serious war for the player’s services.

 

 

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