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Friday, 6th December, 2019
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Transfer season: Nigeria-born defender set to make switch from Man-City to Blackburn
Jul 24, 2019
By: Amarachukwu Akaigwe

The reigning English Premier League champions, Manchester City have decided to yet again send highly rated Tosin Adarabioyo on loan to gain valuable first team experience.

Manchester Evening News reports that City player is set to sign a season-long loan deal with Blackburn Rovers.

The six ft five ins defender spent last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion and once again Pep Guardiola has agreed to let the Nigeria-born centre-back leave Manchester City for more Championship experience.

For the second successive season, Tosin will be joining a Championship side but not the Baggies, a side he was impressive for last term playing 23 games – including 21 league starts.

Adarabioyo came through Man City academy system after joining the club as a five-year-old and he made his first team debut at the age of 18, in a 5-1 FA Cup defeat at Chelsea in 2016.

The tall versatile defender also made his first Champions League appearance against Steaua Bucharest later that year.

The towering 21-year-old centre back was so consistent with his performances at The Hawthorns that then West Brom manager, Darren Moore was full of praise for him saying, “The boy (Adarabioyo) has a desire and a thirst for the game.

“He’s shown versatility, adaptability and an understanding of the game. He’s got a determination to go to the very highest level.

“We’re pleased to have him here and to be part of his development. He’s doing really well.”

The deal about the loan move is finalized and the Ewood Park landlords are expected to make the announcement shortly.

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