Super Eagles Right Full Back Crisis: Sunderland & Crystal Palace Target Tobi Could Be An Option


As coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria Gernot Rohr continue his search for options at right back, 20 year old Nigerian right full back Tobi Adebayo-Rowling could be an option.


Presently Nigeria have used four right full backs in three games since Rohr took over as coach, with the manager openly confessing his search for more options, but Tobi could be his man especially if he moves to the English Premier League as speculated.

According to The Sun, Crystal Palace and Sunderland are both interested in signing Sligo Rovers full back Tobi Adebayo-Rowling.

Adebayo-Rowling was on the books at Brighton and Hove Albion but spent just 12 months with the Seagulls before dropping into non-league with Eastbourne Borough in 2013.

His performances for Eastbourne triggered Football League interest, and it was Peterborough who signed him in March 2015, reuniting with former Brighton youth team boss Dave Robertson.

After just five appearances for the Posh, Adebayo-Rowling was on the move again, as he sealed a move to Sligo Rovers on deadline day in February – again linking up with Robertson, who had been appointed manager of the Irish club.


It now appears that Adebayo-Rowling has impressed in Ireland, as The Sun report that Premier League sides Crystal Palace and Sunderland are both interested in signing the right back having recently scouted him.

*additional report from HITC Sports

* picture credit – The posh