Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray admits it will be difficult to keep Tosin Adarabioyo at the club for another season , reports Completesports.com.
Adarabioyo, who joined Blackburn from Manchester City on a one-year loan deal last summer has make a huge impact at the Ewood Park.
Mowbray ‘would love’ to have the elegant centre-back at the club for next campaign, but admits ‘not in a million years’ would Rovers be able to get close to a permanent move.
“Ultimately, we couldn’t afford him, that’s the first part of the question. This is why this loan system is really good because not in a million years could we afford Tosin Adarabioyo,”Mowbray told Lancashiretelegraph.co.uk.
“We’ll wait and see, but I’m not thinking sat here that Tosin will be starting next season with us, unless Man City do us a huge favour of course, I’m not sure that will be the case.
The 22-year-old is in to the final year of his contract at the Etihad and will certainly think about his future at the club.
The defender has made five first-team appearances for City, and is keen to make the grade under Pep Guardiola but could be forced to seek a move to another Premier League club.
Adarabioyo, in my opinion, he’s been very good for us. He’s still a young boy learning his trade in such a crucial position. He has wonderful attributes,” Mowbray.
“I hope he’s enjoyed it. We’d love to have him back, I think it’s a bit more complicated than that.
“First and foremost, for his career him and his advisors would expect him to be moving on to try and nail down his career in the Premier League.
“Whether that’s with Manchester City, and that’s not for me to say, he would like to be in the Premier League and be in a squad somewhere, or he could go to La Liga or the Bundesliga to get his career going. From our perspective, we’d love to do something with him. At this moment I don’t know Manchester City’s plans.
“Ultimately, we couldn’t afford him, that’s the first part of the question. This is why this loan system is really good because not in a million years could we afford anything to do with Tosin Adarabioyo.
“We’ll wait and see, but I’m not thinking sat here that Tosin will be starting next season with us, unless Man City do us a huge favour of course, I’m not sure that will be the case.”
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