Toulouse blast ‘Barcelona arrogance’ on Jean-Clair Todibo

Toulouse president Olivier Sadran has blasted the ‘arrogance’ of Barcelona in their signing of defender Jean-Clair Todibo.

The Catalan giants confirmed they will be signing the teenage defender this summer when his contract at the Ligue 1 club expires, but the French side are not happy with the events.

“They haven't behaved like a big club,” Sadran told L'Equipe, as cited by ESPN FC.

“And also, it's extraordinary: they declare the player will be with them in July, but I don't know anyone who knows what will happen in six months.

“Life can spring surprises on you, even the most uncomfortable ones. It shows their arrogance, it's to insult life to say what we will do. From a big club, it's not very gracious, even if, legally, they had the right to do it. We also have some of the responsibility.

“For me, football is an ecosystem where each club plays its role, there are big clubs, clubs that bring through youngsters.

“From my point of view, the player has been badly advised in the sense he has 10 ten Ligue 1 matches under his belt. Barca also haven't lived up to what they should be.”

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