At Barça there is concern with the situation of several loan players. Because many of them face an uncertain future, such as Philippe Coutinho, whom Bayern Munich will not retain, or Juan Miranda, without opportunities at Schalke 04. There, Jean-Clair Todibo also left on loan last January, looking for more minutes and continuity.
Something that he did not enjoy at the Camp Nou. His arrival was already turbulent, as almost no one understood the reason for his arrival, when there were already plenty of plants. And his endorsement was barely a dozen matches in La Ligue 1, in the ranks of Toulouse, where it is true that he left a very good taste in the mouth. But, as everyone expected, the Barça club was too big for him.
He barely had minutes, and when he played he proved to be very 'green'. For this reason, he decided to pack and go to the Bundesliga, on the recommendation of one of his close friends in the dressing room, Ousmane Dembélé. There, they bet on young talent, and he understood that he could grow. And the truth is that things in Gelsenkirchen have not gone badly either.
Although it was difficult for him to enter the schemes, he has finally consolidated himself, and has already played seven games to date. In them, it has left a very good impression, so much so that in the Veltins Arena they are already considering making the purchase option available to them effective. Specifically, it is valued at 25 million euros, plus another five based on various variables depending on its performance.
Josep María Bartomeu, then, will have one less problem in the planning of the workforce, and will have another notable income in its coffers. Todibo will leave Barça with a few games played in his history, and will go down the list of shooting stars.
Goodbye, and see you.