In Focus: Adarabioyo could have a bright future at Celtic

As reported by The Times, Manchester City could be set to lose one of their brightest prospects with contract talks stalling between the club and Tosin Adarabioyo.

What’s the story?

The young defender’s contract is up at the end of the season and with a fresh agreement having not been reached, City are facing losing him for just compensation and development costs.

That’s what The Times say anyway, and they reckon there’s no breakthrough in sight on a new deal despite the club rating him highly.

The situation is said to have alerted the likes of Celtic, Everton, Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig.

Is he the next young star ready to make a splash at the Hoops?

Ready for Celtic?

At 19 years of age, the young defender has been a leader in the City youth squads for years but has yet to really make the transition from that level to the first team, making just four appearances for the Citizens.

One of those appearances actually came against Celtic in the UEFA Champions League in December, giving Brendan Rodgers a close-up look to how he may adapt to life in Glasgow.

We’ve seen this season that scouring England for top young talent suits Celtic well, Moussa Dembele arrived at the club at the age of 19 on a similar free transfer compensation deal and has taken Scottish football by storm.

Dembele’s profile is now massive, much bigger than if he’d stayed at Fulham and a similar trajectory would surely suit Adarabioyo and his representatives if there is a promise of first team football.