Future Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo chose the club because of their ‘history’ and turned down a number of offers from elsewhere.
Todibo is into the final six months of his contract at Toulouse and the deal will see him remain in France this campaign before moving to the Camp Nou in July.
“Jean-Clair is very happy with his choice, it all came down to the history of the club,” agent Bruno Satin told Sport News, as cited by Diario Sport.
“Barca are a massive club and were a dream of his since his childhood, so this move was all about his feelings rather than the financial package.
“There was also the career aspect, we felt he has a better chance of breaking into Barca’s first-team as opposed to other sides who were interested, such as Juventus.
“He is a player like Marcel Desailly, he can play in midfield too, is physically very strong and athletic, he can be adaptable.”
Reports had suggested Manchester City had made an approach for the player, to whom Juventus and Real Madrid were also linked before his deal to Barca was announced.
Having started his career as a midfielder, Todibo has made 10 starts for his club in Ligue 1 this season in the heart of defence.
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