Chelsea beat Newcastle to agree terms with Fulham star

Chelsea is reportedly about to sign Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo. The 26-year-old center back has been a star performer for the Cottagers since arriving to the club back in 2020. Although he has been a standout in west London, he is set to depart his current club as a free agent. Fulham brass previously attempted to re-sign Adarabioyo, but the defender opted to reject the proposal.

Newcastle had been working on agreeing terms with the defender for weeks now. The Magpies were even willing to reward Adarabioyo with improved terms compared to his current contract. The center back reportedly raked in about $50,000 per week with Fulham. While certainly not a poor deal, similarly talented defenders can typically make more money.

Despite the work by Newcastle, Chelsea has now reached a verbal agreement with the star. According to transfer specialist , the Blues have even booked a medical for their potential new signing. The tests and paperwork are will likely be complete next week.

Pending new Chelsea coach should appreciate new signing

Adarabioyo now looks set to be Chelsea’s first signing of the summer transfer market. The Englishman will essentially replace Thiago Silva in the squad. The legendary Brazilian is also now out of contract with the Blues and is set to join Fluminense. Silva featured in 38 total matches during the 2023/24 season for former manager Maurizio Pochettino. 31 of these appearances came in Premier League play.

With Pochettino now out, Chelsea will announce the arrival of Enzo Maresca any day now. The Leicester City manager will soon sign a long-term deal to become the Blues head coach. Chelsea’s ownership apparently clashed with Pochettino on several issues, including transfer business.

Adarabioyo’s expected arrival could force Chelsea into selling academy graduate Trevoh Chalobah

Adarabioyo’s expected arrival could force Chelsea into selling academy graduate Trevoh Chalobah

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Author : Chris Moore

Publish date : 2024-06-01 18:12:00

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