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Adarabioyo arrives!

Manchester City defender completes move to Ewood Park on a season-long loan

31 July 2019

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Rovers are delighted to land the loan signing of Manchester City starlet Tosin Adarabioyo.

The 21-year-old joins on a season-long loan deal from the Premier League champions and becomes our fifth signing of the summer.

The towering defender joined City's youth system at the age of five and went on to make his debut for the club's Under-18s at the age of just 14.

He signed his first pro deal upon turning 17 and was appointed captain of their Under-18s as a first year scholar.

A strong and confident centre-back, who possesses good positional awareness and leadership skills, Adarabioyo made his City first team debut in an FA Cup tie against Chelsea in February 2016.

Promoted to City's senior squad under manager Pep Guardiola, Adarabioyo has made a further seven first team appearances for the club, including four in the Champions League, and signed a new long-term contract in June 2017.

He spent last season on loan in the Championship with West Bromwich Albion, making 36 appearances in all competitions and helping the Baggies secure a place in the play-offs.

The England Under-19 international started both games against Tony Mowbray's side last term, but will now wear Rovers' colours for the 2019-20 Championship campaign.

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