The 21-year-old is playing for Nice on a loan deal, failing to have an influence in Spain, and revealed that he doesn’t pay attention to what is going on at Barcelona.
revealed that he pays no attention to Camp Nou news following his loan transfer, looking for a permanent deal in the summer. He said that the struggles atBarcelona
this season are “not my problem”.
The Frenchman was regarded as a great catch when made the move to Barcelona from Toulouse in 2019, but he has been handed little game time, forcing him to take loan moves. The French centre-half is now featuring forNice
and is hoping to sign a permanent deal in the summer, keeping him from heading back to Camp Nou when the season ends.
Tidibo talked about his plans for the future ahead of theLigue 1
on Wednesday: “
I don’t know if it is sorted (for next season), but it is an ambition of mine. So I strongly hope it happens.
“My individual performances will determine if I stay here or not. Nothing is done.”
When asked about heading back to Barcelona, he added: “
Without lying to you, I am not strongly interested in what’s going on.
“I watch matches from time to time when my French colleagues play like Ousmane Dembele, Clement Lenglet or Samuel Umtiti. I watch just because I consider them to be friends. But aside from that I am not necessarily following them.
“I am focused on OGC Nice, that is most important for me. What good does it do to dream of the Barcelona defence when at the weekend I play vs Rennes or Nimes?
“The most important thing is to focus on those matches. They are matches that will bring points for Nice. Today I am a Nice player, I am not a Barcelona player.”
About Barca’s struggles, he continued: “
[A Champions League comeback?] Honestly, that doesn’t interest me at all.
“I hope for them that they will do it. They either do it, or they don’t. That is not my problem if you know what I mean.”
During his debut campaign at Barca, the 21-year-old had only made two appearances. With little game time, he signed a loan deal with Schalke in 2020. He had a spell at Benfica and joined Nice on his latest deal which included an option to buy.