Official: Todibo, on loan to Schalke

first_imgRemember that Todibo arrived in January 2019 after paying Barcelona a million euros to Toulouse, signing a contract until June 30, 2023 and with a 150 million euros clause.However, his time at the Blaugrana club was rather discreet, having had little prominence. In fact, this season added four games in all competitions with a balance of 167 minutes.Nevertheless, in Germany it has a good cache, as demonstrated by the statements of the mythical German player, Lothar Matthäus, who came to ensure that the Frenchman was “the best center I’ve seen in a long time”. Today, Quique Setién has only three centrals in his squad -Gerard Piqué, Clement Lenglet and Samuel Umtiti-, so everything indicates that the youth of the subsidiary, the Uruguayan Ronald Araujo and Juan Brandáriz, alias ‘Chumi’, could begin to have more options to enter the dynamic Working in the first team and even in the calls.Todibo already wears the Schalke shirtThe player has already posed with the shirt of his new team and has received the endorsement of his new coach. “He is one of the best young defenders in Europe. Since the recovery of Stambouli is taking a little longer than everyone expected, it makes sense to incorporate another plant. You can also play in the center of the field. We will give you the best possible support to develop your obvious potential. We are eager for it.“said coach David Wagner.Todibo himself also sang his first words in this new stage: “When I spoke with the club managers, the project convinced me to seek the success of young players. That’s why I chose Schalke. “In the same vein, the sports director, Jochen Schneider, got rid of praise with the central: “With his technical and physical skills and his understanding of the game, he is a player that excites us and that, of course, still has a development potential at 20 years. “ FC Barcelona confirmed on Wednesday the transfer until the remainder of the season of the French central Jean Clair Todibo to Schalke 04 for 1.5 million euros. In addition, the German team, which will also cover the entire player card, saves the possibility of buying the player from July 1 if you pay 25 million euros plus 5 in variables. Barcelona, ​​on the other hand, also has a repurchase option, although paying twice the value of the Germans, that is, 50 million and 10 more in variables.last_img