Jean-Clair Todibo (22, under contract until 2026) should extend his contract at OGC Nice in the coming weeks. Despite concrete interests this summer, the player and the leaders of the Riviera very quickly agreed to continue together. A common will which extended negotiations started under Julien Fournier then with Dave Brailsford and Iain Moody, and which should succeed, for an extension of one year.
The U20 international could have left the Gym this summer, but Nice refused the first approaches from Naples, Sevilla FC and a Premier League club whose name has not been filtered. The central defender himself cut short all the rumors in early August. “It was clear from the starthe assured in Nice morning. Everyone knew I wanted to stay. There were arrivals and departures that I was not aware of, it disappointed and frustrated me a little during pre-season, but that’s football. »
Indispensable for Lucien Favre
And even if his early relationship with Lucien Favre was eventful, the former Barcelonan never saw himself leaving the Côte d’Azur. In Nice, Jean-Clair Todibo found a stability that he had never been able to discover until now. Since January 2021, the native of Cayenne (Guyana) has played 61 games with Nice. It is very well ahead of Schalke 04 (10 matches), Toulouse (10) and FC Barcelona (5).
Without the central defender, suspended last weekend, Lucien Favre, the coach of OGC Nice, spoke of a “lack of anger” to talk about the defensive performance of his players against Olympique de Marseille (0-3). After the meeting, several staff members noted the difficulties of the Riviera team without Todibo. He will be back against Lille on Wednesday (5th day of Ligue 1). And intends to continue to pass milestones with OGC Nice throughout the season.