Barcelona confirmed “arrogance” and didn’t “behave like a giant membership” by signing Toulouse’s Jean-Clair Todibo for nothing, the French aspect’s president has mentioned.
Barca confirmed on Tuesday that Todibo, 19, would be a part of them in July when his contract with Toulouse expires. The centre-again, who solely made his first-workforce debut earlier this season and has made simply 10 high-flight appearances, has not performed for Toulouse since early November after refusing to signal his first skilled contract with them.
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Meaning Barcelona will choose up the France under-20 worldwide on a free, leaving Toulouse president Olivier Sadran livid.
“They have not behaved like a giant membership,” he instructed L’Equipe. “And in addition, it is extraordinary: they declare the participant will likely be with them in July, however I do not know anybody who is aware of what’s going to occur in six months.
“Life can spring surprises on you, even probably the most uncomfortable ones. It shows their arrogance, it is to insult life to say what we’ll do. From a giant membership, it isn’t very gracious, even when — legally — they’d the fitting to do it. We even have among the duty.”
Sadran additionally urged Barca had not fulfilled their obligation to a membership like Toulouse, who’ve developed Todibo solely to see him go away with no return on their funding.
“For me, soccer is an ecosystem the place every membership performs its position,” he mentioned. “There are huge golf equipment, golf equipment that convey via kids … From my standpoint, the participant has been badly suggested within the sense he has 10 ten Ligue 1 matches beneath his belt. Barca additionally have not lived up to what they need to be.”
Todibo will workforce up with fellow French defenders Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet on the Camp Nou in the summertime, although his agent, Bruno Satin, instructed RMC “contact has been made to convey ahead his arrival” to this winter.
“No remark, however you’ll be able to guess on the very fact he’ll be with us till June,” was Sadran’s response on the matter.
“He is a participant with numerous qualities, however who would not have any expertise. It is like that, I am not bitter … His agent did what was mandatory, however is Barcelona actually the only option for him? I am not satisfied.”