Newcastle United is reportedly eyeing a potential move for Jean Clair-Todibo. His current market value stands at 30 million euros according to Transfermarkt.com. Eddie Howe, the manager of Newcastle United, is eager to strengthen the squad and enhance its overall quality ahead of the upcoming Champions League campaign next season.
Following the mutual termination of his loan contract with Barcelona and Benfica, Todibo made the switch to Nice on loan with an option to buy. On June 27, the deal was made permanent as Nice paid Barcelona a fee of €8.5 million, with an additional €7 million in variables. Barcelona also secured rights to a percentage of any future transfer involving Todibo.
During his tenure at Nice, Jean Clair-Todibo impressed with his defensive prowess, making 84 appearances and contributing two goals to the team’s efforts.
In March 2023, Todibo received his first call-up to the senior national team of France for the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying matches against the Netherlands and the Republic of Ireland.
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While Nice is open to the possibility of parting ways with the former Barcelona defender, Newcastle faces competition from Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli for his signature.
OGC Nice values Todibo at around €40 million, highlighting their belief in his talent and potential.
As the transfer negotiations unfold, the focus will be on whether Newcastle United can successfully secure the services of Jean Clair-Todibo to bolster their defensive ranks. The presence of other interested clubs adds an intriguing dynamic to the pursuit of this highly rated defender.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.