Jean-Clair Todibo’s career – if you can even call it that – at Barcelona has been a rather weird string of events. He arrived as the Catalans’ response to losing Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus and was dubbed as the next big thing in central defence.
The youngster showed promise on the couple of occasions he was actually allowed to play but then a series of loan spells followed, one to Schalke 04 and then to Benfica. In the former club’s case, Todibo actually got to play a bit and at times even reminded everyone why there was so much hype around him.
But even that didn’t work out and he was returned to Catalonia soon and shortly after that, promptly sent to Portugal. However, according to Cat Radio’s latest report, Benfica are also not happy with the youngster.
Not only that but there are some doubts over his behaviour and overall level. So much so that the Portuguese giants are considering breaking the contract with Barcelona and sending the young defender back home.
After all, he’s yet to make his debut for the team and the way things are playing out, it seems that he may never even set foot on the pitch in the first place.
Considering Barcelona’s current crisis in the backline, this could indeed be a blessing in disguise. However, if Todibo really is a difficult case, both concerning his behaviour and level of play, that could poise a problem for the Catalans as well.