Wolves enter the race to sign La Liga defender

Jean-Clair Todibo in action for Schalke

Wolves come into their EFL Cup clash against Stoke on Thursday evening already bang in form.

They swept aside Sheffield United in ruthless fashion earlier this week as two goals from Raul Jimenez and Romain Saiss in the opening ten minutes were enough for Nuno Santo's side. 

He may have lost Matt Doherty this summer but the squad still looks incredibly sharp.

With Adama Traore taking his place at right wing-back, they won't lose any attacking potency. 

In some senses, this is the best Wolves side we've seen since they came up. 

Nuno Santo has added to his small squad and he now has a plethora of options to choose from in an attacking area. The fact record-signing Fabio Silva didn't play last weekend says a lot about the choices they have.

However, one area where they could still improve their depth is at centre-back. 

Nuno Santo and Conor Coady

Fortunately, they're looking to amend that.

According to Mundo Deportivo (via Milan News), Wolves have entered the race to sign Barcelona youngster Jean-Clair Todibo.

The centre-back spent a portion of last term on loan at Schalke in the Bundesliga and it doesn't appear as though he's worked his way into Ronald Koeman's plans at the Nou Camp.

The Spanish outlet reports that AC Milan want to sign him but Wolves are also mulling over a switch. 

It doesn't specify whether a permanent or temporary move would be on the cards, but Everton made an approach to sign him earlier this summer.

Schalke, meanwhile, rejected their option to buy him for €25m (£22.7m).

Todibo vs Inter Milan

GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

This would be an interesting piece of business from Wolves.

Last summer we saw them take Jesus Vallejo on a season-long loan, only for him to return to Real Madrid in January after seeing just 162 minutes of league action.

However, there are reasons to be positive about a move for someone like Todibo, primarily because of his proven pedigree in multiple leagues across Europe.

For Schalke last term, he completed over 84% of his passes and made an impressive 1.9 interceptions per match. 

A stylish defender, he's earned comparisons to one of the greatest to play in his position. In a feature piece about the Frenchman, the Bundesliga website said: "Todibo is superb on the ball, as highlighted by his ability to comfortably play in either defensive or central midfield, as well as his natural role in central defence."


They added: "Toidibo’s pace, strength and technical ability serve as real reminders of Desailly at his best, as well as their shared ability to play in the centre of both defence and midfield." 

Nuno loves someone who can play in multiple positions and you only need to look at the success the Saiss and Leander Dendoncker have had in the Wolves system.

They are capable of playing as holding players and in the backline, just like Todibo. As a result, that should allow the Wolves manager even greater freedom when selecting his matchday squad. 

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