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OFFICIAL: Jean-Clair Todibo leaves on loan to Schalke 04 with a purchase option

Published:15/01/2020 - 20:32h

Updated:15/01/2020 - 20:36h

Although AC Milan sounded as the most likely destination, Jean-Clair Todibo has finally headed for Schalke 04 until the end of the 2019-20 season on a loan and with a purchase option

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The central youngster French of the FC Barcelona, Jean-Clair Todibo, happened this Monday the medical recognition with the Schalke 04, after having been seen the Sunday in the airport of Düsseldorf. The Barça already has confirmed officially his cession to the team of Gelsenkirchen until the term of the present season 2019-20, with option of purchase.

Neither the footballer neither the club were adherents to sign an option of purchase, that finally has included with some peculiarities. To start with, the Catalans will perceive 1,5 million euros by the loan, and the germanos could do with his services of definite form by 25 million euros more 5 in variables. This supposition, this yes, is optional, and would leave equally some margin of reaction.

The culés reserve also an option of repurchase in case the 'mining' executed his. Although it does not specify during how long it would keep , the sportive managers barcelonistas clear that the international in the inferior categories of France could return to the Camp Nou previous payment of 50 millions more 10 in variables.

The defender Frenchman refused other proposals that had on of the table like the ones of the AC Milan and the Leverkusen, that did not seduce him as much as the one of the Germans. In the Veltins Sand, like this then , Todibo expects to obtain the minutes that has not been able to enjoy in the Barça to end to continue with his evolution and show that has the sufficient quality to go back to the City Condal to consolidate .

It does a year fichó by the FC pertinent Barcelona of the Toulouse in return of one million euros, and after hardly explain for Ernesto Valverde, Todibo has accepted the challenge to play in the Schalke 04 and in a new competition as it is the Bundesliga. In his new team will coincide with another player of the Barça, Juan Miranda, whose cession with the club of Gelsenkirchen finishes in June of 2021. The debut of Todibo could give this same Friday, in the party that the Schalke 04 will play in his stadium in front of the Borussia Mönchengladbach, from the 20:30 hours.

Setién Already looks for to the next central of the Barça

Without Todibo, the FC Barcelona remains with Gerard Hammered, Samuel Umtiti and Clément Lenglet like usual head offices, whereas Quique Setién, that has taken the relief of Valverde in the bench, already looks for to the next central of the first team, The preparador santanderino called to two members of the Barça B to observe them in the training, and first demanded to Ronald Araújo before evaluating also to Chumi.

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