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Moyes has Championship defender on short list

West Ham boss David Moyes is likely to move for Fulham central defender Tosin Adarabioyo as he looks to reinforce the defence this summer.

The 24 year old Manchester born central defender has been in the radar for several months but the boss had no chance of landing him in the winter with the Cotttagers so strrongly placed for promotion.

However, with the player coming out of contract in 2024, talks are set to get underway between the Hammers and his management company Closeview Sports Management.

Adarabioyo has been on a Moyes short list for several months and a bid of around £22 million is likely to get him into the Hammers.

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He has been an ever present in the Fulham side since moving from Blackburn Rovers in 2019 where he was also a key player.

Thirty one year old striker Aleksander Mitrovic would also be a target but he has a contract until 2026 and would cost a fortune after finding the net over 30 times in the Championship this term.

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2 comments on “Moyes has Championship defender on short list

  1. Did he not see how bad Fulham were defensively last season when they got relegated. I have to say if our recruitment team are just going to propose names like this we are better off without them. If he even was a good defender do you think this signing will appease DR and the other top players, absolutely not and even more so Fulham will not sell as they will be back in the PL. Just clueless.

    • Got relegated with Fulham, but Craig Dawson got relegated with Watford. Plus he would have only been a youngster at the time, only 24 now. Great experience for him to get relegated. West Ham once got relegated with Michael Carrick, Joe Cole and Jermaine Defoe in our team. I can believe this as a signing because of the links to Rob Newman and Manchester City, the player having come through the Manchester City youth ranks and also the England youth ranks. Looks quite promising. My only doubt over it is because Moyes has stated publicly that he thinks central defenders are better when they are older and more experienced.

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