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Jean-Clair Todibo is the best centre-back I’ve see for a long time, says Lothar Matthäus

The defender is being tipped to move to Schalke

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Lothar Matthäus has heaped praise on Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo amid speculation he could join Schalke on loan in the January transfer window.

The 20-year-old is being tipped to depart in order to pick up some regular minutes and has been linked with a host of clubs including Schalke and AC Milan.

World Cup winner Matthaus reckons he’d be a great signing for the Bundesliga side and would be an asset to the German top flight.

“Todibo is the best centre back I’ve seen in a long time,” he said.

“He would be a good reinforcement for Schalke and an enrichment for the Bundesliga. At 20 he is incredibly calm, he always finds interesting solutions.”

Source | Sport

The latest reports have suggested Schalke are favourites to land Todibo on a six-month loan, with the youngster then set to return to Barcelona in the summer.

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