Nigerian defender Tosin Adarabioyo has joined Ademola Lookman and Ola Aina at London club Fulham from Manchester City on a permanent transfer, Completesports.com reports.
Adarabioyo completed the move on transfer Deadline Day late on Monday night.
Fulham in a statement said:”The Club is delighted to announce the permanent signing of centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo from Manchester City.
“A powerful and athletic defender, 23-year-old Adarabioyo has agreed a three-year deal at Craven Cottage, with Fulham holding the option to extend by an additional 12 months.”
Speaking after the transfer was confirmed, Adarabioyo said: “I’m very excited, very excited to get going and finally be playing Premier League football.
“I felt like the time was right to leave the [Man City] and push on. It was the right time in my career to move on and hopefully get a lot of Premier League games.”
Born in Manchester, Adarabioyo has spent most of his life at City, progressing through the age groups and was made Under-18s captain aged just 16.
His first team debut for the club came in the FA Cup in February 2016, and he leaves with eight City appearances to his name, four of which came in the Champions League.
Adarabioyo’s first prolonged spell of senior football came when he was loaned out to West Bromwich Albion in 2018/19, featuring 36 times as the Baggies reached the Play-Offs.
He was back in the Championship the following season, excelling as part of an impressive Blackburn Rovers side who were in contention for a Play-Off spot after the restart.
Also on Monday night, Ruben Loftus-Cheek signed for Fulham on loan from Chelsea.
“I’m really happy to come ‘next door,’ if you will!” Loftus-Cheek said after completing the move.
“I watched Fulham at the start of the season and they looked like they’re playing decent football. With this Manager, I think I can get back to my best football. That’s the main thing for me, to find my form and help this team win games.”
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