Jean-Clair Todibo, the towering defender for French side Nice, has sparked speculation over a potential summer transfer, with Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea reportedly eyeing his services.
Todibo, 24, has been a standout performer for Nice this season, contributing significantly to their second-place position in Ligue 1, where they’ve conceded a mere 11 goals. His stellar displays have captured the attention of English clubs, igniting rumors of a possible move to the Premier League.
In a recent statement, Todibo addressed the swirling transfer speculations while emphasizing his commitment to Nice for the remainder of the season. However, the 6ft 3in centre-back kept the door open for a prospective summer switch, refraining from ruling out a potential transfer.
“I am at Nice, and we’re having a great season. I don’t have my head elsewhere. If I did, it would be difficult for me personally and for the group too,” stated the former Barcelona player. “We’ll see what happens in the summer, but we’re not there yet. I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I don’t want to give false hope.”
Todibo continued, “There are important games coming up. The goal is that if it is to be my final season at Nice, then I want to leave here having done something beautiful with the club. Personally, if I am to leave, I want to leave something good behind.”
Despite his contract with Nice extending until 2027, Todibo’s future remains uncertain, with reports indicating that he came close to a £34 million ($42.9m) move to Manchester United last summer. Given his impressive form, Nice could demand a substantial fee should they entertain offers for the defender later this year.