BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 07: The logo of the FC Barcelona's main global partner, Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten, is seen in the stands of the Camp Nou stadium ahead of the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Chapecoense at Camp Nou stadium on August 7, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

New Barcelona recruit Jean-Clair Todibo claims that he chose the club because of their ‘history’ after turning down so many offers.

Reports had suggested Manchester City had made an approach for the player, to whom Juventus and Real Madrid were also linked before his deal to Barca was announced.

Todibo will wrap up his deal with Toulouse before moving to the Camp Nou in July.

“Jean-Clair is very happy with his choice, it all came down to the history of the club,” agent Bruno Satin told Sports News, as cited by Football Espana.

“Barca are a massive club and were a dream of his since his childhood, so this move was all about his feelings rather than the financial package.

SEVILLE, SPAIN - MARCH 17: Head coach Ernesto Valverde of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and FC Barcelona at Estadio Benito Villamarin on March 17, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Valverde says Barcelona has to be careful

The Blaugrana boss believes that danger is still around the corner for his team in the Spanish La Liga tournament, as there are ten matches left on the calendar.

“There was also the career aspect, we felt he has a better chance of breaking into Barca’s first-team as opposed to other sides who were interested, such as Juventus.

“He is a player like Marcel Desailly, he can play in midfield too, is physically very strong and athletic, he can be adaptable.”