AsiaDespatch.org – Jean Clair Todibo is a player on Barcelona’s transfer list. The income from the sale of players is very much needed by this Catalan club in order to stabilize the club’s balance sheet.
Todibo Long Road
Actually, this French defender has already left El Barca since January 2020. The original player who was fostered by the Toulouse academy was loaned to several clubs such as Schalke 04, Benfica and most recently OGC. Nice.
Barcelona itself used to recruit him from his childhood team, Toulouse in the 2019 winter transfer market. Jean Clair Todibo was transported by the management of El Barca for a total transfer fee of 1 million Euros.
A season later, due to not getting enough space and playing minutes, he was loaned to Schalke 04. The club nicknamed Die Koenigsblauen landed him in Germany for a fee of 1.5 million Euros.
Joining since the middle of the 2019/2020 season, the 21-year-old defender has been successfully deployed throughout 10 matches. Injuries towards the end of the season meant that the Guiana defender had to be absent from the game.
Meanwhile, Schalke 04, which has the player’s purchase option, did not use it. As a result, Jean Clair Todibo had to return to its parent club, Barcelona. October 2020, it was Benfica who took turns borrowing this 190 cm tall defender.
Only three months based at the Estadio Da Luz, the defender was immediately returned to the El Barca. It seems that the Benfica coach is not happy with the player’s attitude. As a result, he was only revealed in two games with the Portuguese club.
A few days later, OGC Nice became a new port for Jean Clair Todibo. The club that competes in Ligue 1 borrowed him for the next season of playing. Returning home, the player immediately became the club’s mainstay in defense.
In one season playing at OGC Nice, he was played 17 times in total by the coach, Adrian Ursea. The former Benfica defender was paired with Wiliam Saliba at the heart of the Les Aiglons defense as a tandem. Until the end of the season, he has now officially made his club permanent.
Finally Todibo Gets A Fixed House
After a long journey and living a nomadic life, the 21-year-old defender has finally got some certainty. Barcelona who have been intending to sell him since last season, have let go of the former potential defender.
The management of OGC Nice, who saw the player playing well for half a season at his club, immediately asked for his hand. Funds of 8 million euros plus an additional 7 million euros became the player’s dowry.
Barcelona has also officially announced the move of Jean Clair Todibo on the club’s social media accounts. They also did not forget to say goodbye and thank the defender who was recruited from Toulouse.
That way Barcelona has also received income from the sale of this first player. Now the squad nicknamed El Barca is in the middle of cleaning up to welcome the upcoming season. The tight competition in La Liga will be taken again by the club.
Taking the trophy from the defending champion, Atletico Madrid became the main goal of the club based at Camp Nou. While also maintaining competition with his nemesis, Real Madrid. Not to mention the added competition between European clubs in the Champions League.
Where in the last few seasons, El Barca have always been eliminated faster. Therefore, the squad led by Ronald Koeman needed funds to overhaul the squad by bringing in new players.