FC Barcelona are on the verge of bringing Jean-Clair Todibo from Toulouse immediately, according to multiple reports. COPE and Mundo Deportivo both say the player is already in Barcelona and is going to sign very soon. According to MD, the player will not be sent out on loan and will play with Barcelona B.
Barça had already agreed to sign him on a free transfer at the end of the season, but Toulouse froze him out of the team in retaliation, and the Catalans decided he needed to have competitive action to continue developing.
That’s why the team is going to speed up the transfer and make the signing immediate. Barça is negotiating with Toulouse on a fee, with MD saying it will be between 1 and 2 million euro, and L’Equipe saying it will be between 3 and 4 million.
Perhaps the lower fee is Barcelona’s offer and the higher one Toulouse’s proposition. Maybe the final fee will be 2.5 million? We shall see.