Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, former Newcastle United defender Steve Howey believes Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo could go up another level at St. James’ Park, where he would have better players around him.
Adarabioyo was one of Fulham’s better performers last season in a disappointing campaign, with Scott Parker even tipping the 23-year-old to make the England squad in the near future.
He is now being linked with a move to Newcastle and could join the Magpies for just £10m due to a release clause, reports the Daily Mail.
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And for Howey, it is a move that would make sense from Adarabioyo’s perspective. On the central defender, the ex-Newcastle player told TT:
“Normally what tends to happen is clubs that get relegated, other clubs will pick the carcass off it and they just pick the best players. Look at what happened to Bournemouth last year, for example.
“Decent player. Could he perform even better with some solid players around him? You know, possibly.”
According to the same Daily Mail report, Arsenal are also interested in Adarabioyo, so Newcastle could face some serious competition for his signature.
At 6 ft 5, though, the former Manchester City man looks capable of adding some real height and presence to Newcastle’s backline so looks well worth pursuing, especially after the season he has just had.
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