Chelsea and Newcastle United looking to sign the former Barcelona defender.

Chelsea and Newcastle United are aiming to sign the French defender Jean Clair Todibo. The OGC Nice defender is on the radar for these two clubs for the upcoming season. Moreover, Todibo had spent his 2019-20 season at Fc Barcelona which adds a great value to his name. Post that, he had a short term association with Fc Schalke before moving to Benfica. However, he played just 1 game for Benfica in the 2020-21 season. Because of less playing time, he made a switch to OGC Nice. At France, he’s become an important part of the team. He has made 102 appearances for Nice across all seasons till date. That shows that how much the club relies on the player.

According to caughtoffside, alongside Chelsea and Newcastle, Manchester United are also looking to sign Jean Clair Todibo. The Red Devils are looking for a successor of Raphael Varane who’s not seen frequently at Erik Ten Hag’s lineup in the recent times. Todibo could cost anywhere to the North of €50 million and Manchester United can afford to pay that sum for the 23 year old Frenchman. He would be recruited as a long term successor to Varane if his move to Old Trafford becomes successful.

Chelsea and Newcastle are looking to strengthen their defence.

As we already know, Thiago Silva is about to turn 40. The 39 year old Brazilian centre back has been a consistent performer for Chelsea. However, he may want to retire anytime now. Chelsea have to find a replacement for him and Todibo seems a perfect fit for them.

Speaking about Newcastle United, they are just too good since the last season. They’re defeating big teams like Paris Saint Germain in the champions league. They’re defeating premier league table toppers Arsenal as well. Addition of Todibo to their squad would be a development in thier transformational project.

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