Jean-Clair Todibo, in his debut with the Benfica


It was time: Jean-Clair Todibo makes his debut with Benfica

Published:13/01/2021 - 09:55h

Updated:13/01/2021 - 09:55h

Jean-Clair Todibo, that the past summer was yielded to the Benfica two seasons in return of two million euros, has debuted with the Portuguese picture

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The past summer, Jean-Clair Todibo made the pre-season with the FC Barcelona but did not finish convincing to Ronald Koeman, that authorised his cession to the Benfica almost on the horn of the closing of the period of traspasos. The Portuguese group paid two million euros by a loan of two years and carried an option of purchase by value of 20 'kilos' that it can execute during this period.

Jean-Clair Todibo had been the elected by the Benfica to cover the drop of Ruben Dias, head office by which the Manchester City paid 70 million euros the past summer. The problem was that the ex Barcelona head office, in addition to suffering physical problems since it arrived to the picture luso, has found a hard competition with the presence of two veterans like Jan Vertonghen and of Nicolás Otamendi.

In fact, Jean-Clair Todibo not even had debuted with the Benfica until this week, at last, the French defence has been able to contest his first minutes like player of the Portuguese club. It has been in a party of Glass against the Estrela, team of the third division of Portugal, in a party in which the ex culé was headline, played the whole party and contributed to the victory of his team (0-4).

In the Benfica expect that this was the first of a lot of parties of Jean-Clair Todibo with the T-shirt of the team luso, but the young defender of 21 years does not go it to have at all easy. Until the moment, Jorge Jesús, trainer of the team lisboeta, has kept to the Frenchman to the margin even when it has not been lesionado, trusting of usual way by the already mentioned couple of head offices formed by Jan Vertonghen and of Nicolás Otamendi.

Jean-Clair Todibo has to start

It is necessary to remember that Jean-Clair Todibo still has not been able to have continuity neither in the FC Barcelona neither in any of the two teams in which it has been yielded, the Schalke 04 and the Benfica. It expected a lot of him when it arrived pertinent of the Toulouse in return of one million euros but neither has convinced in the Camp Nou neither has attained to have continuity in Germany or Portugal.

In summer, Jean-Clair Todibo was very near to sign by the Fulham but finally decanted by the Benfica for being a team with European aspirations. Nevertheless, the greater entity of the team luso also is doing that it was him more complicated play. In December arrived to especular with his return to the FC Barcelona, but finally finish diluting said possibility.


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