Wolves, Everton and Leicester £23m target wants out this summer

Lewis Oldham
MILAN, ITALY - DECEMBER 10: Jean-Clair Todibo of FC Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Inter and FC Barcelona at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on December 10, 2019 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by David Lidstrom/Getty Images)

Wolves, Everton and Leicester target Jean-Clair Todibo confirms he wants to leave Barcelona, according to reports in France.

The centre-back signed for Barcelona officially in July 2019. He agreed to join the Spanish giants earlier that year on a free transfer from French side Toulouse.

The 20-year-old made his Toulouse debut when he was just 18-years-old at the start of the 2018/19 Ligue 1 season. He went onto make ten appearances for his boyhood club during that campaign.

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Barcelona acted quickly to sign the youngster and he joined their squad at the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign.

First-team opportunities have been hard to come by for Todibo at Barcelona, however. He has only featured in five games in all competitions while at the club so far.

In January 2020, the France U20 international joined Schalke on loan for the remainder of the season. Todibo made 12 appearances for the club in all competitions as the German side finished 12th in the Bundesliga.

According to reports from France Football, Todibo was told by new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman that he sees him as a rotation player this season, instead of an out and out starter.

As a result, the youngster now sees his future away from the Nou Camp. Barcelona are willing to let him go out on loan again, but the report adds that if an offer of around £23m is submitted, they will be tempted to sell.

This has alerted numerous clubs across Europe. Portuguese side Benfica along with Premier League trio Wolves, Everton and Leicester City are said to be interested in the defender.

Todibo will be keen to play regular first-team football this season, as he hopes to earn a place in the France squad for this summer’s European Championships.