Wednesday Oct 07, 2020. 11:00
Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) target Tosin Adarabioyo says he had to leave former English champions Manchester City.
The central defender has joined English Premier League side Fulham on a three-year deal and the club holds the option to extend by an additional 12 months.
Adarabioyo spent some time with West Bromwich Albion and Blackburn Rovers in the English championship on loan from City.
The 23-year-old player, who has left City without making a single appearance in the Premier League, is keen to play in the English top-flight league.
“I’m very excited, very excited to get going and finally be playing Premier League football,” Adarabioyo told the club’s official website.
“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.”
Adarabioyo made eight appearances in cup competitions under City’s world-class manager Pep Guardiola between 2016 and 2018.
The towering player was born in Manchester, England and he is of Nigerian descent and his older brother Fisayo Adarabioyo plays for English side Warrington Town.
The NFF are reportedly keen to convince Tosin Adarabioyo to pledge his international future to Nigeria having played for England’s youth national teams.