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Agent of Barcelona signing Tobido: Juventus were desperate for him

The agent of Jean-Clair Todibo says the Toulouse defender chose to sign for Barcelona ahead of Juventus.

It was announced this week that Todibo would be joining Barca at the end of the season when his contract expires.

Bruno Satin told Sportnews.eu: "He chose the Catalans for their history. Barça is very big club and when he was little, he dreamed of playing with this shirt. Money has nothing to do with his choice, he did it for the emotions that Barça provokes.

"Moreover, compared to other interested clubs, he will have more opportunities to play.

"Juventus and Leipzig wanted him too. I met several times the Bianconeri, who absolutely wanted the player. Finally it is Todibo who chose Barça, because he thinks he is more likely to start there. At Juventus there are a lot of big defenders."

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