Jean-Clair Todibo in a training session of FC Barcelona


Valverde takes a decision: Araujo, to the bench, and Todibo, left out

Published:23/11/2019 - 14:22h

Updated:23/11/2019 - 14:22h

Barça arrived in Leganés demanded again in the center of the defense, and Ernesto Valverde was clear showing that he has made a decision. Facing some injuries in the team, Ronald Araujo stayed on the bench and Jean-Clair Todibo was left out

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The FC Barcelona goes on in the fight by the titles, but does not lose of sight a planning that will set up in the next markets. The Catalans continue evaluating the progression of his youngsters and take note of the possible aims, so that when it arrive the summer, or even in the already imminent wintry window, the reform of the staff was effective, the fastest possible and without too many setbacks.

The centre of the defence still generates debate in the City Condal, and is clear that it will be a zone in which soon there will be changes. Clément Lenglet and Gerard Hammered seem to have the place ensured, but touches to look for a relief for the canterano and decide on Samuel Umtiti, whose physical problems have subtracted him leadership, and Jean-Clair Todibo, a promise to which Ernesto Valverde has not dared to test too much.

After arriving of the Toulouse in January of 2019, the one of Cayenne hardly has had minutes, what does to think that they exist some doubts on his growth. 235 minutes delivered in four official meetings -in addition to some friendly- complete a bagaje too scarce for a footballer of 19 years, that has little experience in the football of First Division but that carries already a year forming part of the first team.

The trainer barcelonista has very clear his posture with the Frenchman, and left it clear in Butarque sending him to the terracing. It is not the first time that sucede and with Hammered and Umtiti in full form would not have to cause suspicions, but the decisive factor is that in this examination suspended the French and approved Ronald Araujo, that commissioned to cover the backs of the headlines occupying a place in the bench in the duel in front of the Leganés.

The extremeño has chosen between the alternatives that has in the axis of the defence and goes warning to the club that it prefers to the Uruguayan, to the one who has risen in several occasions given his good performance and his excellent adaptation to the filial. The ex of Boston River yes is evolving of a form that convinces to the technicians, by what, in case to follow betting by the youngsters, could step advance when it was necessary to look for reinforcements for the retaguardia.

Todibo Could leave to keep growing

In these circumstances, an exit could turn into the solution for Todibo, by the one who the Barça already would have some offers. The Bayer Leverkusen would be had to credit 10 million euros by a footballer that hardly cost a 'kilo' to the Barcelona, and that it could leave yielded or traspasado with option of repurchase to see if finally it explodes or if it has to continue his career far of the Camp Nou.

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