Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo may be heading for a 20 million euro transfer to the Premier League of Everton, Sport.es reports.
Only eighteen months ago Barcelona brought Tobido to Toulouse in a contract worth around two million, winning Juventus’ competition. In January, Todibo left the club on loan to Schalke.
Schalke, who has an opportunity to purchase 25 million, reported to Barça a month ago and applied for an extension of the loan, but it was turned down by the Catalan club because of the interest in Todibo.
The German club is, in fact, pleased with the defender but they will be stopped by the coronavirus pandemic from paying the amount required to make the transfer permanent. He is thus in the transfer category.
In the coming days Barça will have to make a decision. Many clubs have already been talking about Todibo. Barcelona are willing to sell player to the highest bidder, as long as Todibo is pleased with the offer. They will probably earn a lot of cash on this deal.
As such, Everton first made contact weeks earlier to ask about the plans of Barça. The Premier League side did not offer the 25 million demanded but offered 20 million set with 5 million add-ons based on the success of Todibo.
With past deals involving Digne, Gomes, and Mina, there is a strong partnership between the clubs. This makes the transfer all the more likely. As for Todibo himself, he is open to moving to England but he would rather remain at Camp Nou.