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Aston Villa now favourites ahead of United to sign £21m star with ‘incredible potential’

Aston Villa have moved ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo this summer, according to Foot Mercato.

The France international has been a long-term target for the Red Devils and they were interested in signing him at the start of last season.

United had planned to part ways with Harry Maguire to make a late swoop, but the former captain decided to stay and fight for his future.

The club continue to be credited with an interest and it was recently claimed they could sign him alongside Jarrad Branthwaite this summer.

Villa have reportedly been closely following the 24-year-old and they value him more highly than United.

The Villans are ‘very interested‘ in signing him in the summer transfer window.

United should not miss out on Todibo

The former Barcelona man is one of the best centre-backs in Ligue 1. He completed 74 passes per game with an accuracy of 90 percent last season.

He also made 3.1 clearances and 7.1 recoveries per outing while winning 1.9 tackles. Todibo won 60 percent of his duels and helped to keep 14 clean sheets.

Manager Francesco Farioli described him as a player with ‘incredible potential‘, and the Red Devils should not miss out on signing him.

Todibo could be signed for around £21 million. Despite the huge outlay required for Branthwaite, it would be a no-brainer to sign Todibo, who would suit United with his strong ball-playing skills.

United have an advantage with Sir Jim Ratcliffe owning the French outfit, but the final choice of destination will rest with the player.

The club should persuade Todibo to join them amid interest from the Villans.

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