Manchester City youngster determined to go to the ‘highest level’ says loan boss

Manchester City defender Tosin Adarabioyo is on course to reach the very highest level of the game, according to West Brom manager Darren Moore.

With Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Vincent Kompany above him in the pecking order, 21-year-old Tosin was sent out for his first loan spell in the summer to West Brom, who were relegated to the Championship last season.

And while the rough and tumble of England’s second tier can be difficult for youngsters, Tosin has adapted very well with good performances recently against Leeds, Hull and Blackburn.

Baggies boss Moore has praised the Mancunian lad’s maturity and attitude, believing he is determined to go to the top of the game.

“He’s mature for one so young,” said Moore about Adarabioyo. “He’s got a size and a stature, a great understanding of the game and a wonderful temperament.

“We know where he’s been for the last couple of years. There’s no mental or physical step for him coming here.

“The boy has a determination to go to the very highest level of the game.

“We’re pleased to have him here at West Brom and be part of his development. He’s doing really well at the moment.”

It’s unclear if Tosin will get a chance to add to his 7 appearances for City or be sold on, but with Vincent Kompany getting no younger and Nicolas Otamendi reportedly considering his options, Guardiola may have a good homegrown option to replenish his centre-back ranks in future.

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