Fulham have been handed a boost in their bid to keep Tosin Adarabioyo at Craven Cottage this summer.
That’s according to a report by Football League World, who claimed that the centre-back’s reported release clause, believed to be around £10m, has now expired.
The report added that Marco Silva’s side failed to receive any real interest regarding the 23-year-old prior to the expiry of the clause, despite Arsenal, Newcastle United and Norwich City all reportedly keeping tabs on the former England under-19 international.
However, Football League World also claimed that a move could still materialise, with the defender’s representatives believed to be exploring the option of a move away from the Championship club this summer.
Considering how impressive Adarabioyo was for Fulham last season, that it now seems unlikely that the centre-back will be leaving the club this summer is sure to have left Marco Silva buzzing.
Indeed, over his 33 Premier League appearances last term as he held down a regular place in the side, the £10.8m-rated man helped his side to keep nine clean sheets, averaging 1.3 interceptions, 1.1 tackles and 5.8 clearances per game.
The man who Tony Mowbray dubbed an “exceptional talent” also impressed with his range of passing, completing an average of 49.8 passes per league match, as well as playing 3.6 accurate long balls and 2.3 chipped passes on average per game.
As such, with Silva undoubtedly hoping to mount a promotion push with the Cottagers next season, keeping hold of Adarabioyo this summer would certainly appear to provide the manager with a fantastic opportunity to do so, with the 23-year-old having the potential to prove a key part of any success that Fulham may go on to achieve in their upcoming campaign.