Fabrizio Romano claims that Tottenham have ‘opened talks’ to sign French defender Jean-Clair Todibo.
The Nice centre-back has been linked with a move to Spurs in January with various reports reporting it.
Earlier today, journalist Tom Barclays reported that the club has begun talks with Nice over the possible signing of the defender.
And now Romano is also reporting the same. As per the transfer expert, the clubs have opened discussions regarding the defender who is ‘high on Tottenham’s list’.
However, he claims that it is not easy to deal with Nice but talks have started.
He confirmed that Spurs have already held talks with the player on recent days who is also wanted by Manchester United.
He shared the update on X:
“Understand Tottenham have now opened talks to sign Jean Clair Todibo in January.”
“He’s high on Tottenham list, not easy deal with OGC Nice — but talks now starting.”
“Spurs spoke also to player’s camp in the recent days.”
“Todibo remains also on Man United list since June.”
🚨⚪️ Understand Tottenham have now opened talks to sign Jean Clair Todibo in January.
He’s high on Tottenham list, not easy deal with OGC Nice — but talks now starting.
🇫🇷 Spurs spoke also to player’s camp in the recent days.
Todibo remains also on Man United list since June. pic.twitter.com/tMx4Nu5Apq
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 20, 2023
The defender is said to cost around £35m which could prove to be a bargain for Spurs.
He is considered as one of the best defenders in Ligue 1 and would be a great signing for Spurs who are in desperate need of a centre-back given their squad crisis.