[RUMOUR] Jean-clair Todibo

Discussion in 'The Transfer List' started by Medio, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    They did indeed, for €15 million last summer.

    Kabak was very much ahead of Todibo at Schalke, though perhaps that wasn't a surprise given he was already their player and Todibo was on loan (albeit with an option to buy for a high fee). Former Man City defender Nastasic is their other first choice CB.

    Todibo only really seemed to play for Schalke when they adopted a back 3, or when coming on as a sub.

    Also worth noting that in that Barca vs Inter game he was also in a back 3.

    He's not really tested in a 2 CB formation at a high level and as per my post earlier in this thread I think he'd need time and a very good, experienced, all-round CB next to him to do well there.
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  2. SerbianHornet

    SerbianHornet Academy Graduate

    We have one, Mariappa ;)
  3. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    This rumour won’t seem to go away. The scouting network seem very keen to get him in if they can - maybe this summer it will finally happen.

    I’ve watched him play once this season (can’t even remember when) and thought he was ropey in that game. I think he got tackled on the edge of his own box and they conceded.
  4. The Recluse

    The Recluse First Year Pro

    Barcelona are often linked with Pervis Estupiñán as well. Maybe a player swap deal on the cards.
  5. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    I hope not. Todibo has been atrocious for Schalke. Just go read comments from there fans. Also plenty of other football websites where general chit chat takes place and every time he is mentioned, the words useless, overrated, nowhere near good enough, just your typical overrated French CB that will disappear like most others, are just some of the phrases constantly mentioned. Estupinan has been arguably the best LB in la Liga. Great LB’s are a hard find as it is. If we do decide to sell him if should absolutely be for stupid money, like I’m talking £50mil+. One more good season whether with us (if we’re in the Prem) or another loan to a la Liga side, and he will be worth that anyway.
  6. The Recluse

    The Recluse First Year Pro

    I've not seen Todibo play and have only watched Estupiñán a couple of times so I'll take your word as to who is and isn't good enough for us. I was merely linking two persistent rumours and how a scenario may come about if both are true.
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  7. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    I know, I wasn’t having a pop mate, sorry if it came across like that.
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  8. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Probably explains why we’re so keen.
  9. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    £50m would put him just outside the Top 50 most expensive players of all time and the 7th most expensive defender ever. I agree he’s been good this season but he’s not worth half of that based on one decent season in La Liga for Osasuna (who have an option to buy for £8.5m if you believe some of the lesser internet sources).
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  10. The Recluse

    The Recluse First Year Pro

    Not at all Markoa$, no problem. I didn't make it clear in my original post whether I rated the players similarly or one over the other so I was just clarifying I was adding 2 + 2 together. It's all good :)
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  11. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Estupinan is a must. All modern full backs generally are more attacking than ever before. They are better going forward than going the other way certainly at a young age. The art of positioning and defensive awareness comes a little more with age and experience. Pervis will learn this. Montiel another if we could get him. Not too concerned by Todibo if he does not sign. He needs a lot of mentoring. I don' think we have a senior centre back capable of doing it.
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  12. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Don’t disagree in the sense that it’s a lot of money, however in today’s transfermarket, when you players of lesser calibre players going for £20-30mil, I would slap a £50mil price tag on potentially the next best LB in world in the the next 2/3 years, if he carries on from this season. Like I said, if he repeats next season what he’s done this season, then £50mil won’t be out of the question at all. If we sell him for anything less, we will be kicking ourselves 2 years from now.

    There is a reason Barca and Atletico Madrid are sniffing around. They obviously see something in him.

    His stats are pretty incredible this season.
  13. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Academy Graduate

  14. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Did Sportwitness accidentally reupload an article from last year?
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  15. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Would be fantastic and a player I'm confident we would have signed had we stayed up. I read somewhere that Watford were going to make him an integral member of the team and would have been our number one target had we avoided the drop. No chance we'd get him now though unfortunately.

    But how about a deal where we loan and have an obligation to sign if we go up? Job lot and get Busquets in too. Ok, not going to happen, but it's nice to be linked with some quality at last.
  16. Cude>2<

    Cude>2< First Team Captain

    And give Barca first option on Suarez if he stays, and their interest was genuine?
  17. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    Lazy journalism that's it.
  18. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Player who was very reluctant to come when we were in the PL and (relatively) splashing cash suddenly interested when we are a league below and cutting costs?

    I think we all know where to file this one.
  19. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Hope he signs. He would be a good signing!
  20. And this is what you could have won.. gameshow moment
  21. Rookery Refugee

    Rookery Refugee First Year Pro

    Almost certainly you are correct. The only way somethign like this happens is if the player has had no interest from the top leagues and now has a fire in him to prove that he's better. I give it a 3% chance.
  22. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    Even that's too hopeful. Zero chance is closer to reality.
  23. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Rubbish player. Was terrible at schalke last season. Major reason why they didn’t follow through was the option to buy.

    Barca have been trying to ship this kid for 2 years now and no- one has taken him.

    This is just your typically overhyped Barca player that showed potential initially but hadn’t progressed. People think he’s good but on the books at Barca.

    He is a championship player.
  24. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    Well that’s good because we are a Championship team
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  25. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Reservist

    Exactly my point. He’s rubbish. Barca wanting €25mil, they will never get that for him. He isn’t worth more than £10mil.
  26. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Not all clubs sell their players for peanuts though.
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  27. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    I’ve just looked at a few articles and opinions on Schalke fans websites and can’t see that they thought he was awful at all - most of them said he had a shaky debut and then was their standout defender before lockdown and was sadly injured after lockdown. The main reason they didn’t sign him it seems is because they no longer felt in a financial position to do so due to the pandemic.

    He’s also only 20 so plenty of scope to improve further.

    That said, it’s defo not happening so ‘close thread’.
  28. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I'm not enthusiastic on the basis of what little I've seen of him

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