Inter Milan have added Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo to a list of potential targets to replace outgoing star Milan Skriniar.
According to the Daily Mail, the Nerazzurri had scouts watching the 25-year-old in the Cottagers’ 2-1 home defeat to Manchester City last Sunday.
Having received rave reviews from the emissaries at Craven Cottage as Adarabioyo excelled against Erling Braut Haaland, the Italians are now considering launching a bid to sign him.
While it’s still early to make predictions, the Englishman is open to cutting ties with Fulham to team up with Inter and follow in the footsteps of Fikayo Tomori, who left the Premier League for Serie A in 2021.
Following an underwhelming stint at Chelsea, Tomori has got his career back on track at AC Milan, going as far as to receive an international call-up from England boss Gareth Southgate.
Although Adarabioyo’s career needs no revival, joining Inter would be a step forward, with the lure of fighting for titles and competing in European competitions on the table.
His deal in London expires in 2024 after Fulham activated an extension on his contract in January.
But Fulham may have to entertain potential offers in the summer to avoid losing their permanent first-team fixture on a free transfer in a year.
Adarabioyo’s contractual situation could strengthen the prospect of him switching to Inter at the end of the season, provided the Italians launch an assault to bring him to Serie A.
Whether it’s the Man City youth academy graduate or someone else, Inter will probably have to sign a new defender in the summer after losing Skriniar to Paris Saint-Germain.
Despite the Slovak’s household status, he refused to extend his stay in Italy, signing a pre-contract agreement with the runaway Ligue 1 leaders instead.
Skrinar’s imminent exit, coupled with the possibility of signing a proven Premier League defender on a cut-price deal, could end up with Inter landing Adarabioyo in the summer.
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