Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo will wait until the summer before making a decision on his future, with Watford one of several clubs interested in acquiring his signature.

The 20-year-old has received keen interest from a number of sides throughout Europe, with both Everton and Roma also understood to be monitoring the player.

Todibo was on loan at Bundesliga club Schalke for their recently concluded season and is unlikely to feature for Barcelona again, with the Catalan side looking to cash in on his talents this summer.

The Watford Observer has been told that the Hornets have contacted Barcelona about the player and have set out a plan that would have him as an important figure in their squad next season, should he make the move to Hertfordshire.

Obviously, any move is entirely dependent on Watford avoiding relegation this season, but Todibo is understood to be willing to wait until he is in a better position to asses all options before making a decision on his future.

Watford's problems at the back have been well documented this season and reinforcements are needed in order for them to improve on what has been a disappointing campaign. Todibo would offer good competition, while also fitting the Pozzo model of being a young player with a potentially high resale value.

Reports in Spain suggest Barca are hoping for around £18million for the centre-back.