June 7, 2024

Chelsea sign Fulham defender Adarabioyo

Tosin Adarabioyo

Tosin Adarabioyo

Chelsea have announced the signing of Fulham defender Tosin Adarabioyo on a free transfer.

The 26-year-old signed a four-year deal with the club and will join the Blues on July 1, after his contract with the Cottagers expires.

The former Manchester City defender rejected a new deal at Fulham to fulfil his desire to play in Europe, with Chelsea having qualified for next season’s Europa Conference League.

“Chelsea is a huge club and this is a full-circle moment for me. I was born three miles away from Stamford Bridge and made my professional debut there,” Tosin told the club’s official website.

“I’m very excited and looking forward to helping push the club in the direction we want to go.”

Tosin, who featured 132 times—78 of those in the Premier League for Fulham—is Enzo Maresca’s first signing as Chelsea manager.

His arrival could see academy graduate Trevoh Chalobah leave the Blues, with Manchester United reportedly interested in signing the 24-year-old.