Former Milan transfer target Jean-Clair Todibo has officially joined Schalke 04 on loan with €25m option to buy, but Barcelona have a buy-back option of €50m.
The centre-back had been in advanced negotiations for a move to Milan, but could not agree personal terms, nor did the two clubs work out a deal.
The Rossoneri had reportedly been unwilling to take him on loan without guarantees he could remain in future, even if that meant a buy-back option.
However, that is precisely the deal that Schalke 04 have struck with Barcelona, as confirmed in a statement this evening.
“FC Barcelona and Schalke 04 have reached an agreement for the loan of the player Jean-Clair Todibo until 30 June for a fee of 1.5 million euros.
“The German club will pay the player's wages and have a buy option for 25 million euros, plus 5 million in add-ons. If Schalke 04 were to buy the player than FC Barcelona maintain an option to buy him back for 50 million euros, plus 10 million in variables.
“Jean-Clair Todibo has played five games for Barça since his arrival at the club in January 2019. The defender made his debut on 15 April last year in a league game away at Huesca and has also represented the blaugranes in the Champions League.”
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