Despite being linked notably with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United in January, Jean-Clair Todibo (24) ultimately remained at OGC Nice, who continue to impress in Ligue 1 and are on course to secure a UEFA Champions League spot for next season.
However, should Nice earn European football, there is certainly no guarantee that Todibo would follow them on that journey, with the France international expected to garner significant interest in the summer. It is expected that Les Aiglons will be more open to selling for former Barcelona centre-back come the end of the season.
“It’s always like that. During winter there are requests. I’m very calm about it all. 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. I’m at Nice, I feel really good. We’ll see what happens in the summer but we’re not there yet,” Todibo told Get French Football News in a press conference on Friday.
He added, “I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I don’t want to give false hope. For now, I’m here at Nice. 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. There are important games coming up. The goal is that if it is to be my final season at OGC 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.”