Barcelona could benefit financially as Man United line up January move for former defender

Jean-Clair Todibo emerged as a highly coveted defensive talent during the summer transfer window after an impressive 2022/23 season with OGC Nice.

The former Barcelona defender attracted significant interest but ultimately remained at Nice. However, as the January transfer window approaches, there are indications that Todibo may seek a move to a bigger club.

Potential Move to Manchester United

In January, Manchester United could make a move to sign Jean-Clair Todibo, according to Fabrizio Romano (via Diario SPORT).

The Premier League giants are in need of defensive reinforcements due to Harry Maguire’s poor performances and Lisandro Martinez’s injury struggles.

As a result, Manchester United finds themselves in mid-table in the Premier League, adding pressure to coach Erik ten Hag.

A man in demand (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Bringing in a new defender has become a priority for Manchester United, and Jean-Clair Todibo could be the perfect solution. The Frenchman has showcased his skills during his time at OGC Nice and would be a valuable addition to Man United in January.

Barcelona’s Potential Gain

If Todibo joins Manchester United or another club in January, Barcelona stands to benefit financially. When Todibo initially moved to Nice on a permanent deal, Barcelona secured a 20% sell-on fee.

In addition to Todibo’s high demand, another advantage for Barcelona is Nice’s substantial valuation of the player. With a contract until 2027, Nice has no intention of selling him at a discounted price.

Todibo’s market value was around €30 million in the summer, but it is expected to increase further in the January transfer window. This could potentially earn Barcelona a revenue of €8-10 million.


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