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Jason Wilcox appointment could influence Man United’s decision on Premier League signing



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Jason Wilcox will join Manchester United as the technical director after resigning from his role at Championship club Southampton.

The Southampton director of football is set to become an important part of the INEOS regime at Old Trafford, with the two clubs now set to negotiate compensation terms for his exit.

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Formally of Manchester City, where he was the academy director at the Etihad Campus, Wilcox has worked with some extremely talented youngsters such as Phil Foden and Jadon Sancho.

However, another player who clearly caught the eye of United’s incoming technical director was central defender Tosin Adarabioyo.

Wilcox called Adarabioyo into his office when he was the Under-18s manager at City to tell him that he would be the captain of the side for the 2014/15 season. The defender was just 16 at the time.

Adarabioyo left City in the summer of 2020 and joined Fulham, where he has steadily become one of their most important players and he has now caught they eye of those at Old Trafford whilst starring in the Premier League.

Sources told UtdDistrict that United are heavily interested in the 26-year-old and have been monitoring his situation at The Cottagers. His contract at Fulham runs out at the end of the season.

United have been impressed with the English defender’s aerial and ball-playing abilities and formal contacts between the player and the club are expected to take place soon.

Wilcox joining the club could have an impact on whether United decide to make the move for the defender, with the incoming director being able to provide a more personal reference on the player.

United are in need of defenders, with the futures of Raphaël Varane, Harry Maguire, and Victor Lindelöf unknown.