One of the biggest story lines involving Manchester City on transfer deadline day is the future of defender Tosin Adarabioyo. The young Englishman has been heavily linked with a move to Everton, and for a while it looked very likely that Ronald Koeman would steal the 19-year-old away from the Etihad.
But according to Paul Hirst from the Times, Adarabioyo is not leaving:
MCFC insistent that Tosin Adarabioyo won't leave. Club still confident he will sign new contract.— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) January 31, 2017
Adarabioyo's current deal expires this summer, and the contract talks between the club and his agent have been very difficult. There are very high wage demands and City don't want to set a precedent for future young players negotating their new deals.
Pep Guardiola is a fan of the youngster and plans to use him in the upcoming seasons, so a new deal would please the Catalan manager. We still have six months of contract talks, but the club remains confident. Adarabioyo is part of the future, so let's do all we can to keep him, shall we?