Many Everton fans have reacted to news of a potential €20m (£17.4m) bid for Barcelona central defender Jean-Clair Todibo.
The 20-year-old French centre-back is currently playing his football away from parent club Barca, on loan with Bundesliga side Schalke.
Appearing regularly for the German side prior to football’s postponement, it looked likely that Todibo could complete a permanent move to the club with a €25m option built in his loan agreement.
However, that now seems unlikely with the break in football due to the recent pandemic having had a significant financial strain on some clubs.
Everton have now emerged as a potential suitor for the former Toulouse man with Spanish daily Sport claiming they are ‘close’ to agreeing a deal with Barca. Todibo’s potential arrival would hand Carlo Ancelotti a good option at centre-back, joining the likes of Mason Holgate, Yerry Mina and Michael Keane.
Would you welcome a move for Todibo?
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Such a deal is said to be moving forward with a healthy relationship between Barca and Everton, having already negotiated deals for Andre Gomes, Mina and Lucas Digne, who all now play their football at Goodison Park.
Reacting to the report which was shared by Twitter account @TheGwladysSt, fans shared the following responses:
Barcelona are closing on the sale of Todibo for €20m. Barca are listening to offers for most of their asset that are not going to get minutes. Barca are negotiating the transfer with Everton, €20m + bonuses. Barca want a buyback, but that seems impossible. (Source: Sport)#EFC pic.twitter.com/LILTjKd01s
— The Gwladys Street (@TheGwladysSt) April 27, 2020
— Josh Rylance (@joshrylance) April 27, 2020
I heard his attitude is horrible
— Everton Four (@EvertonFourIG) April 28, 2020
Who this guy?? @FcBrandon_
— Aaron Smith (@notaaronsmith) April 27, 2020
Both hopefully with Keane leaving. Gives us 4 cb options which would be needed
— Mike Heyes (@mikeheyes1) April 28, 2020
This worries me about the situation of Gabriel Magalhães. Does Todibo and Gabriel come or just one? But Todibo is a great potential kid!
— igor (@igorbr4ga) April 27, 2020
— LORD FALCONE round 2 (@MuttDj) April 28, 2020
What position is he and what has he done so far?
— Matt Adams (@MatatAdamz) April 27, 2020
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