Loaned with the option to buy at Schalke 04, Jean-Clair Todibo could go to Everton according to the Catalan press.
The Catalan daily Sport reveals on Monday evening that Barça and Everton are in advanced negotiations for the transfer of the promising French central defender Jean-Clair Todibo (20 years old). As the German press had already said there is little, Sport confirms that Schalke 04 will not exercise its option to buy 25 million euros on the French defender. The latter was imposed, but with the coronavirus crisis, Schalke would not want to spend as much.
Everton offers € 20 million plus bonuses
Everton obviously does not have this problem and would have made an offer of 20 million euros, plus 5 bonus, at Barça. According to Sport, Todibo originally wanted to stay at Barça, but wouldn’t say no to a transfer to the Premier League. Sport, however, does not rule out the possibility that another club will outbid and win the bet, it being understood that Barça will sell to the highest bidder, provided that the player is also there.
Many Barça supporters are in any case disappointed at the idea of seeing this great hope in the position of central defender leave at a time when Barça is just looking for a player of his profile and his potential to strengthen this sector of play.