Due to his lack of game time in Spain, Italian side AC Milan have reached an agreement with Barcelona to take defender Jean-Clair Todibo on loan for the rest of the season.
The 20-year-old joined Barca from Toulouse in the summer but has failed to break into Ernesto Valverde’s first-team plans. Todibo has played three games for the La Liga champions, with two appearances in La Liga and one in the Champions League, since arriving at Camp Nou.
Todibo, who was unveiled as a Barcelona player in February, played a key part in knocking out Milan’s rivals Inter in the Champions League, featuring for the full 90 minutes in a 2-1 victory at San Siro.
According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, negotiations between the two clubs have reached a conclusion, with a deal between the two parties agreed. The report also claim that the Serie A side do have an option to sign the defender permanently for £17million at the end of the season.
The report noted that financial details have yet to be revealed but it’s claimed that Todibo will now negotiate personal terms ahead of a January move. The deal will likely include a buy-back clause for Barcelona, a clear indication that this will be a permanent switch, rather than a loan.
The Italian outlet added that Milan have been tracking the young Frenchman for some time and expect the player to make his decision in a week. Also, Manchester United had also been linked with a move for the centre-back.