Manchester United is reportedly considering making a move for Jean-Clair Todibo during the January transfer window, as per a recent report.
The French defender had previously been a primary target for Erik ten Hag, especially when it seemed Harry Maguire might be transferred to West Ham this past summer.
However, Todibo opted to stay at Nice at that time due to the guarantee of regular playing time.
Todibo’s Previous Stance
Speaking to L’Equipe, Todibo expressed his preference for remaining at Nice and emphasized the importance of having a clear understanding of a club’s expectations and goals before making a decision.
He mentioned that he didn’t want to leave without a full picture of what his role would be and questioned why he should join a club without such clarity.
United’s Renewed Interest
Despite Todibo’s previous decision to stay at Nice, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has suggested that Manchester United is keen on revisiting their interest in the defender in the upcoming year.
Romano explained that the need for a center-back at Old Trafford may increase, especially with Lisandro Martinez facing potential surgery for an injured foot.
Fabrizio Romano shared his insights, indicating that Manchester United is looking ahead to future transfer windows and may consider bringing in an important center-back, with their focus mainly on the summer window.
He mentioned that during the summer, the club had considered two key players, including Benjamin Pavard, who eventually signed with Inter, and Jean-Clair Todibo. Todibo, currently having a strong season at Nice, is reportedly back on Manchester United’s radar.
This potential move signifies United’s ongoing efforts to strengthen their defense and ensure they have adequate options for the future.