Barcelona Transfer News: Manchester United in shock double swoop for Barca players, Barca confirm exciting signing, and more - 8th January, 2019
Barcelona have had a good start to 2019! The Catalans won their first match of 2019, when they defeated Getafe 2-1, while rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid faltered - the former drawing 1-1 against Sevilla, while the latter losing 2-0 against Real Sociedad.
Barca now have a five-point lead in LaLiga, and have more good news as they have completed another transfer.
This, and more, in today's Barcelona transfer news and rumours:
#1 Barca sign Jean-Clair Todibo
Barcelona announced today that they have completed the signing of French defender Jean-Clair Todibo, who will be joining the club in the summer on a free transfer.
19-year-old Todibo has had a good season for French club Toulouse and is a highly-rated player in France.
Barcelona's statement read: "FC Barcelona have reached an agreement with the French player Jean-Clair Todibo for him to join the Club from 1 July 2019. The player’s contract with Toulouse FC ends on 30 June this year and so he will join on a free transfer.
"Todibo is a tall, right-footed defender who can play at centre back and also in the centre of the midfield. At the youth level he often featured in the middle of the field given his ability on the ball. One of his best qualities is his physical presence and his ability in the air. At just 19 years of age, the young talent comes to FC Barcelona as one of the most promising players in European Football in his position."
Barcelona look to sign more players in the January transfer window, with PSG's Adrien Rabiot another player set to arrive on a free transfer in the summer, while Frenkie de Jong is another player who is also set to arrive in January, from Ajax.