Toulouse centre-back Jean Clair Todibo will reportedly join Barcelona at the end of the season on a free transfer
The 19-year-old has been at Toulouse since 2016 and made his Ligue 1 debut in a late cameo in the club’s 2-1 win over rivals Bordeaux in August during the Derby de la Garonne.
Todibo has since gone on to make a further nine league appearances and scored his first goal for the senior team in a 1-1 draw at Rennes in September.
Now Sport reports that Barcelona believe they have sorted out all the details to sign Todibo on a free transfer this summer.
The Frenchman will join up with the Catalan’s in pre-season and will be evaluated until the end of August, where the Barcelona coaching staff will decide whether to send him out on loan or not.
While Todibo certainly has a vast amount of potential, Barcelona are open to the idea of him completing a loan spell to get more first-team experience.
The report adds that sporting director Eric Abidal is the one behind this move and will likely still go out and search for another centre-back.
Jean Clair Todibo will be a new Barcelona player at the end of the season. The club believe all the details have been sealed to sign the 19-year-old centre back from Toulouse on a free transfer. He will come on a four-year deal. [sport] pic.twitter.com/wX2PmcZ7dN
— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) January 4, 2019