On Thursday, we covered a story from La Dépêche in France claiming that Wolves and Liverpool were ‘batting their eyelids’ at Jean-Clair Todibo.
The Toulouse defender, who was called up from their U21s to replace Issa Diop after the 21-year-old was sold to West Ham in the summer, has impressed greatly this season, but his long-term future at the club is currently in doubt.
Still on his youth contract, which expires in the summer, the centre-back has yet to put pen to paper on his first professional deal, deciding to wait before agreeing to the terms the Ligue 1 side have put in front of him.
This hasn’t gone down all that well at Toulouse, and the youngster has been kicked out of the squad this week until he makes up his mind, leaving the door open for other clubs, like Wolves, who would likely be able to offer him a clearer route to the team than Liverpool.
According to Les Violets, who are known to have inside information at the club, late on Thursday, Todibo hasn’t rejected his club’s proposal, he just hasn’t said yes to it.
The 18-year-old is said to want to ‘opt for the best footballing project’, which is where clubs like Wolverhampton and the Reds come in with their money and promises.
They aren’t the only ones, as the website claim scouts from over 40 teams in Europe have come to watch him and shown interest, ranging from some of the biggest clubs to more ‘modest’ ones.
That’s why Todibo and his entourage have asked the club for some time to go through all the offers and make up their mind.
There’s three options going forward now: he either accepts Toulouse’s offer, runs down his deal and leave for a free (plus formation payments) or he can ask the club to sell him in January, which would bring his club some money and solves the situation quickly.