Arms between Todibo and his direction. Jean-Clair Todibo was "removed from the professional group" by the Toulouse Football Club after the refusal of the young central defender (19 years) to hire a professional in his training club, said Thursday Jean-François Soucasse, TFC's CEO.
Ten times since the start of the championship (1 goal), Todibo had never played in Ligue 1 before the start of the season but was pitched successfully in the big swim by Alain Casanova in the second day against Bordeaux (2-1). He has never left the eleven since a suspension game was eliminated on the 5th day.
While negotiations began in October, "TFC proposed a first professional contract with an unprecedented salary proposal in the history of TFC," Jean-Francois Soucasse explained at a news conference. "The player said he was still unclear about his situation. Today, the TFC has decided to remove Jean-Clair Todibo from the professional group," he said. he then specified. On the side of the Todibo clan, it is specified that the player did not refuse to sign and that the negotiations are still in progress.
Squat: "The player understands the decision made by the club"
"The promotion of training center players is at the heart of the TFC system," said Soucasse, referring in particular to the outings last summer of central defender Issa Diop in West Ham, England, for € 25m. and goalkeeper Alban Lafont of Fiorentina in Italy for 8.5 million.
"We are facing a whole new situation, which we regret and the player understands the decision made by the club," said the president.
Currently in his second and final year of professional contract, Todibo could get involved in the club he wants since June 2019, while the TFC would receive a training allowance unmatched by the player's recent assessment. , courted by many English clubs in particular.
"The TFC must preserve its interests and must prepare itself for its future deadlines," he said. "As long as there is no decision on the side of the TFC, it will be closed.
Saturday, for the reception of Amiens, on the 13th of L1, is Steven Fortes who will replace Todibo in the central defense.