France international heavily linked with Manchester United won’t give ‘false hopes’ on Nice future

FOOTBALL France international heavily linked with Manchester United won’t give ‘false hopes’ on Nice future

Mark Kinyanjui 16:00 - 11.02.2024

Todibo has been on Manchester United’s radar and the purported move could be accelerated by sir Jim Ratcliffe, who also owns Nice.

Talented defender Jean-Clair Todibo, currently making waves with Nice in Ligue 1, has yet to finalize his decision regarding a potential move to the Premier League this summer. 

Despite persistent links with Chelsea and Manchester United, Todibo remains focused on his current season with Nice, who currently stand second in the Ligue 1 standings.

The 24-year-old, enjoying a stellar season in France since his move from Barcelona three years ago, has been a crucial part of Nice's defensive success, contributing to 11 clean sheets in the league.

 Amid speculation of a move to Manchester United, the situation could be facilitated by Nice owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe's recent investment in the English giants.

Providing an update on his future, Todibo clarified his stance to avoid raising false expectations among Nice supporters and potential suitors.

 "I am at Nice, and we're having a great season. I don't have my head elsewhere. If I did, it would be difficult for me personally and for the group too," Todibo affirmed as quoted on Daily Mail.

 "I feel really good at Nice. We'll see what happens in the summer, but we're not there yet. I don't want to get ahead of myself. 

“I don't want to give false hope. For now, I'm here at Nice."

Acknowledging the unpredictable nature of football, Todibo emphasized his intention to wait until the summer to make a decision. 

"Football moves quickly, you never know what's going to happen. I'll wait until the summer to make my decision. If my decision is to stay, I'll announce it.

“ If it is to leave, I'll announce it too, and I'll thank everyone, but we're not there yet."

Having significantly improved during his time in the south of France, Todibo, who faced limited opportunities at Barcelona, is attracting interest from other top European clubs besides Chelsea and United. 

Expressing his desire to leave a positive legacy if he departs Nice, Todibo stated, "There are important games coming up. 

"The goal is that if it is to be my final season at Nice, then I want to leave here having done something beautiful with the club. 

The supporters and the club deserve players who give everything on the pitch, and to achieve something substantial. Personally, if I am to leave, I want to leave something good behind."

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