FC Barcelona – La Liga: official: Todibo leaves Benfica to join Nice on six-month loan


Updated

02/01/2021 –
22:34

Jean-Clair Todibo signed for Attractive on loan from Barcelona until the rest of the season after shortening his stint at Benfica.

The defender has only made two appearances for Benfica since joining Barcelona at the start of the campaign.

Despite the defensive problems of the Blaugrana and Eric Garciadid not arrive in january, Ronald koeman chose not to bring Todibo return to Camp Nou.

Instead, he will return to Ligue 1, where he impressed enough at Toulouse to attract the attention of Barcelona two years ago.

Attractive have the option to buy the 21-year-old at the end of the season for 8.5 million euros up front and another seven million euros in add-ons. Barcelona signed it for one million euros, plus two million euros in add-ons, in 2019.

After arriving in Catalonia, Todibo only made five appearances for Barcelona in the second half of the 2018/19 season and only one of the following campaign before joining Schalke for rent.

Now after playing just twice for Benfica – no Primeira Liga game – center-back is on his way to Attractive, who will pay a small loan commission for him.

“He’s not good enough physically or tactically”, Benfica boss Jorge jesus said of Todibo in December.

“He has a difficult character,” admitted the former Todibo agent, Bruno Satin. “He never listened [Eric] Abidal’s advice.

“The club believed in him but Todibo always thought he was a superstar. This is why his La Liga adventure did not go well. He has great qualities but what he doesn’t have is humility. “

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