Promising centre-half who won promotion to the senior squad in 2016/17
An u18s regular since making his debut at the tender age of 14, England youth international Tosin Adarabioyo signed his first professional contract with City upon turning 17 in September 2014.
A strong and confident centre-back, the 18-year-old Mancunian celebrated penning his deal with a brace away to Liverpool the following week.
Excellent on the ball, the defender possesses good positional awareness and leadership skills – recognised by boss Jason Wilcox, who appointed him u18 skipper as a first year scholar at the start of the 2014/15 campaign.
After making 17 appearances as part of the u18 squad that clinched the Premier League North Division title in 2013/14, Tosin wore the captain’s armband 13 times for Jason Wilcox’s squad during his first year as a scholar, while also turning out seven times for the EDS against players up to four years his senior.
An ever-present in last term’s UEFA Youth League campaign, Tosin was a key part of an impressive back-four that conceded just four goals to help City to a 100% record in the group stages.
Tosin made his senior debut in the FA Cup 5th round tie with Chelsea, earning man-of-the-match honours despite City losing 5-1.
After being promoted to Simon Davies’s EDS set-up full-time in 2015/16, he led City to the FA Youth Cup final and struck up good partnerships with Cameron Humphreys and Charlie Oliver. He also earned a first call up to the England u19s in 2015.
His excellent 2015/16 was rewarded with a place on the first team tour of Munich and China, where he began working closely with new manager Pep Guardiola who later promoted the young defender to the senior squad.
In June 2017, Tosin penned a new long-term contract with City.