Transfer news: Man United and Liverpool could be set to battle it out with Newcastle for French star
Three Premier League clubs Man United, Newcastle, and Liverpool recently sent scouts to watch a highly regarded French talent, raising the possibility of a battle royale between them.
It’s possible that two of the three will be participating in the Champions League the following season, which could limit the options for this player’s future and any others that the clubs would be interested in for the 2023–24 season.
Jean-Clair Todibo, a center back for Nice, is now 23 years old and has developed into an accomplished and ball-playing defender who might grace any of the teams that reputable journalist Fabrizio Romano has associated him with.
Formerly at Barcelona, for whatever reason the Catalans decided that they couldn’t wait around for the player to fulfil his potential and farmed him off to Schalke and Benfica before a final loan at Nice, who ended up buying the player on a permanent basis back in 2021.
Though his apparent €45m cost isn’t cheap, by today’s standards it’s a bargain, particularly if any of the clubs believe he is at the standard required to slot straight into their back four.
Adept in the air, quick across the ground and with a wonderful range of passing, Todibo would be a wonderful addition to the Premier League, should any of the clubs firm up their interest