‘Adarabioyo has to decide’ – Marco Silva on Anglo-Nigerian’s future at Fulham

‘Adarabioyo has to decide’ – Marco Silva on Anglo-Nigerian’s future at Fulham

Fulham manager Marco Silva says Tosin Adarabioyo has to decide on his future at Craven Cottage.

The 26-year-old Anglo-Nigerian defender’s contract expires in the summer and has not shown any commitment into extending it.

It has led to speculation that the Manchester City academy graduate sees his future away from Craven Cottage with Chelsea and Newcastle United rumoured to be interested in his services.

Adarabioyo was left out of Fulham’s against Crystal Palace last week, fuelling speculation of his future at the club but Silva has downplayed the incident.

“My decision [to leave him out last weekend] was a technical decision,” Silva said ahead of Saturday’s London derby with Brentford.

“I know all the noise around himself and his future. I have been speaking to him, I have a close relationship with him like all the players. Everything has been clear between myself and him. And from him to me and my staff as well. If he is available to be in the squad he will be in the squad.

“Nothing changed from last week when the news started to come that he won’t be with us next season. I know what he told me and I prefer to keep that between us. It is a decision from the player, apart from that, Tosin is ready to play and be in the squad if I decide for him to be there.

“Tosin has to be clear about his future when he decides to be clear about his future. He has to talk about it, of course, we are here to try and prepare as best we can the future of the football club. We haven’t hid the situation of trying to renew with him, like other players.”

Adarabioyo has featured 20 times for Fulham in the Premier League this season, scoring twice.

Groin surgery kept him out between September and November but since December, has been a regular in the Fulham defence, failing to complete 90 minutes just once in 18 games that he started.

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