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Barcelona: Fans want Jean-Clair Todibo to start against Eibar

Barcelona: Fans want Jean-Clair Todibo to start against Eibar

Barcelona will be without centre-back Gerard Pique for their trip to Eibar this weekend, as the Spaniard is suspended.

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This leaves manager Ernesto Valverde with somewhat of a selection headache, with Samuel Umtiti still facing a race to return to full-fitness.

The Frenchman is yet to feature for the Blaugrana this season and was ruled out of action after injuring his foot whilst away on international duty last month.

Spanish broadcaster ​CCMA (via 90min) claim that Umtiti could return to face Eibar, but nothing is guaranteed. And should he not return in time, this could potentially leave 19-year-old centre-half Jean-Clair Todibo as Valverde’s only fully-fit option to partner Clement Lenglet in the heart of defence.

The teenager started the Catalans’ 4-0 win over Sevilla prior to the international break and impressed by keeping a clean sheet; his only other appearance for the first-team this season came in the final four minutes of the La Liga champions’ win over Getafe in late-September.

Barca fans on Twitter have made it clear that they want to see more of Todibo, though, as shown by the Tweets below:

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