Jean-Clair Todibo: Manchester United close in on former Barcelona defender

Jean-Clair Todibo could be the next signing at Manchester United. (Photo Credit: X)

Jean-Clair Todibo: Manchester United close in on former Barcelona defender

Izuchukwu Akawor 10:50 - 23.08.2023

Manchester United are still in the market for players and could seal a deal for Jean-Clair Todibo from Nice with just days to the end of the summer window.

Premier League giants Manchester United are close to the signing of French defender Jean Todibo.

Pulse Sports can report this according to a report from French outfit, Get Football News Now, GFFN, via Le Equipe.

Todibo has been on the radar of United who are in the market for defensive reinforcement following doubts around the future of former captain Harry Maguire.

Jean-Clair Todibo
Jean-Clair Todibo of OGC Nice. (Photo Credit: Squawka Live/X)

Maguire at United

Maguire came close to leaving the Red Devils this summer after falling out of favour at Old Trafford.

The England international saw a move to fellow Premier League side West Ham United fall through over issues concerning personal terms despite an agreement reached over transfer fee by United and West Ham.

Maguire set to leave Old Trafford for greener pastures
Harry Maguire has lost his place and armband at Manchester United. (Photo Credit: Imago)

While Maguire’s future at the club remains uncertain, the Red Devils look set to sign one of their main targets this summer.

United near Todibo move

According to the report by GFFN, Todibo could be the next player to arrive at United.

The former Barcelona superstar is highly rated and valued by his club OGC Nice at 40 million euros.

Jean-Clair Todibo during his time at Barcelona. (Photo Credit: Deadline Day Live/X)

Erik Ten Hag and United also had their sights on another Frenchman, Benjamin Pavard, at Bayern Munich.

But it seems the club has now turned attention to his compatriot, Todibo after the Bayern man looks set to join Serie A giants Inter Milan.

Jean-Clair Todibo joined Nice two years ago from Barcelona. (Photo Credit: Transfer News Central/X)

With just days left in the summer transfer window, the time is ticking for United as they look to wrap up a deal for Todibo, who still has four years left on his current deal at Ligue 1 club, Nice.

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