Barcelona have been criticised by Toulouse after announcing they have agreed a deal to defender Jean-Clair Todibo.
Toulouse president Olivier Sadran has accused Barcelona of arrogance and believes the 19-year-old has been badly advised.
“They haven’t behaved like a big club. And also, it’s extraordinary: they declare the player will be with them in July, but I don’t know anyone who knows what will happen in six months.
”Life can spring surprises on you, even the most uncomfortable ones. It shows their arrogance, it’s to insult life to say what we will do. From a big club, it’s not very gracious, even if -- legally -- they had the right to do it. We also have some of the responsibility.”
“From my point of view, the player has been badly advised in the sense he has 10 ten Ligue 1 matches under his belt. Barca also haven’t lived up to what they should be.”
Source | L’Equipe (via ESPN)
Todibo is not set to join Barcelona until after his contract expires at the end of June, but there are rumors the club will try to speed up the signing.
However, Sadran insists there is no possibility of Todibo moving to the Camp Nou any earlier.
“No comment, but you can bet on the fact he’ll be with us until June,” he said.
”He’s a player with a lot of qualities, but who doesn’t have any experience. It’s like that, I’m not bitter ... His agent did what was necessary, but is Barcelona really the best choice for him? I’m not convinced.”
Source | L’Equipe