Manchester United handed a major boost in pursuit of defender Jean-Clair Todibo with the potential assistance from Sir Jim Ratcliffe
Manchester United received an important transfer boost regarding one of their prime targets, OGC Nice’s defender Jean-Clair Todibo. Sir Jim Ratcliffe can play a pivotal role in the potential transfer deal as the English billionaire owns the French club.
Ratcliffe has made a bid to buy a 25% stake in the Red Devils for about £1.3bn. The United board is yet to vote on the bid as the fans and football world awaits the outcome. The British businessman wants control over the footballing operation when the Glazer-Ratcliffe commences.
United manager Erik ten Hag fortified the United’s defence during his first season at the club. The Red Devils kept the most clean sheet last season as they finished third and won the Carabao Cup. However, the Red Devils have conceded 23 goals out of 14 matches in all competitions.
Romano stated in his exclusive Daily Briefing via CaughtOffside that Todibo will come at a high cost due to his importance to Nice. He said
“Jean-Clair Todibo is having an incredible season at Nice and was already very expensive last summer when United considered the possibility of signing him. At that point Nice wanted €40m/€45m, so imagine now, with the club first in the Ligue Un table, the boy is gonna be super expensive – but Man United really like him.”
The 23-year-old has played a pivotal role for Nice so far this season. The French club is currently on top of the Ligue One table with six wins and four draws in 10 matches.
Todibo has incredible athleticism, physique and height to dominate the defence both on the ground and aerially. The France international anticipates and reads the opposition attack well while using his aggression to dispossess the opponents.
The 23-year-old deploys high-pressing tactics and likes to attack instead of waiting for the opponents to make their move. Todibo is brilliant on the ball with his passing distribution from the backline to create moves for his team. The Frenchman used safe distribution but became more adventurous with his passing as he gained experience.
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The Red Devils have faced a severe injury crisis and inconsistent performances in their defence department. Todibo is young yet already has vast experience to solidify his spot in the senior United team. Ratcliffe can potentially act as a link-up between the Red Devils and Nice to successfully reach a mutually beneficial deal.