Frederic Massara is in Spain trying to convince Todibo to accept a move to Milan and then close a deal with Barça.
Milan today presented Zlatan Ibrahimović to the press and their next target is very clear: Jean-Clair Todibo of Barcelona.
The 19-year-old center back has been on the mind of the Rossoneri leadership for quite some time. Earlier this week it was reported that there was a broad with Barcelona for Todibo, but on Friday Milan decided to accelerate the talks.
As reported by Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Director of Sport Frederic Massara flew to Barcelona this afternoon to have dinner with Todibo himself. The idea is to convince the former Toulouse man, who has many suitors, to accept the project of Milan for the medium-long term.
The meeting is important to understand the will of the player. Massara flew to Spain after the first half of the friendly match at Milanello today against Rhodense, in which Ibrahimović scored and assisted. Should he succeed in convincing him, the next step would be concluding a deal with Barcelona. The Rossoneri want to take Todibo on a loan with an option to buy, without a buy-back.
If Massara fails in his mission then Milan will have to find new objectives for the defense. In the meantime, Todibo has been left out of Barcelona’s squad for the game against Espanyol.