FC Barcelona: Schalke 04 wants to offer Jean-Clair Todibo but…

Satisfied with the services of the French defender, the leaders of Schalke 04 are now at an impasse…

The interruption of football around the world is proving to be a headache for many clubs in preparation for the next transfer window. And for good reason, some have players loaned everywhere, like FC Barcelona, and hoped that their elements dispatched to the four corners of the Old Continent could regain form. All that to repatriate them or on the contrary to be able to sell them in the event of good services far from Camp Nou.

Among the players concerned, we find Jean-Clair Todibo. Very little used by Ernesto Valverde during the first part of the season, the French defender of the TFC went in the direction of Schalke 04 during the winter transfer window. A loan with an option to buy 25 million euros, which would allow FC Barcelona to fill the boxes and have more muscle to face operations Neymar and Lautaro Martinez.

Coronavirus crisis calls everything into question
And in the Ruhr area, it had started rather well for the 20-year-old central defender, since he was voted player of the month for February by fans of the Gelsenkirchen club, chaining the good performances in the rear guard of the Blues. What convince the leaders of the Bundesliga club, ready to exercise the option to purchase his contract as explained in the daily Bild . It would cover in particular the seemingly inevitable departure of Ozan Kabak.

Only, the coronavirus crisis comes to question this operation, since the financial future of the club is now considered uncertain. A transfer to 25 million euros would be an operation too risky in this context, where the club may be deprived of many revenues, especially if the championship is definitively stopped across the Rhine. Schalke will however still have the option of negotiating a downward transfer with Barça, or filling their boxes by selling other players. But if the future of Todibo seemed to be written in Germany, it is now much more blurred…