Former FC Barcelona defender is open to return to the club soon

FC Barcelona is now linked to bringing back a young defender that used to play in the club.

By Emmanuel Mendez

FC Barcelona could potentially bring in chased young defender.
FC Barcelona could potentially bring in chased young defender.
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FC Barcelona is targeting many players during this transfer window and will need to choose wisely due to their financial struggles. FC Barcelona wants to target another midfielder and a new defender for next season. Some of the players they are looking for are expensive and will need to be a good fit for the club. One former Barca player is open to returning to the Catalan club soon and is chased by many European clubs because of his age and his performances in France.

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Jean-Clair Todibo is chased by many clubs like PSG and Manchester United this summer and will bid big to OGC Nice from Ligue 1. He is worth around $40 million and plays as a center-back. He moved from FC Barcelona to OGC Nice in 2021 for $9 million. Todibo joined FC Barcelona in 2019 for $2 million as he seemed to be a prospect and the future of Barca. He played a couple of games with the Catalan club and was loaned out to clubs like Benfica and Schalke 04.

In an interview with Canal Plus, he was asked about Barca and how he would be open to return to the club. Todibo said, "A return to Barcelona? Why not? When I arrived at Barça, the plan was for me to replace Piqué. I had the qualities to do it, but I wasn't ready to do it. I don't regret it, not at all. FC Barcelona is still a great experience. I learned a lot from Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti, Clément Lenglet... It did me good. I discovered the very, very high level. I didn't have the desired minutes because there were very, very big players in front of me. I also had a coach, Ernesto Valverde, who was under pressure, so it was normal for him to put Gerard Piqué instead of an inexperienced 19-year-old."

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How Todibo and OGC Nice is doing in Ligue 1 this season

Todibo has played 19 games for OGC Nice in Ligue 1 this season. Nice were battling along with PSG at the top of the league earlier in the season. Nice is now 4th in the Ligue 1 table with 40 points and is 14 points below PSG, who are league leaders with 54 points.

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