Getting a right back to cover for Seamus Coleman has been a priority for Everton some time now. The Republic of Ireland international has managed to return to full fitness and his old form before his horrific double leg break a couple of years ago now, but has struggled to sustain that level. And with Coleman about to turn 31 in a few months, and Jonjoe Kenny sent out on loan for the season, Marco Silva has identified a backup right back as one of the Toffees’ key needs for the summer.
Enter AS Monaco and France international fullback Djibril Sidibe.
He’s been with Monaco since 2016 having made the switch from LOSC Lille, and signed a new five-year deal the next year after playing a big part in their epic Kylian Mbappe-led season that saw them win the Ligue 1 and qualify for the Champions League.
The 27-year-old has 18 international caps along with one goal and three assists, and featured as a backup to Benjamin Pavard, playing one group stage game in the World Cup as Les Bleus went on to lift the prestigious trophy.
Respected French journalist Bertrand Latour is claiming that Everton are interested in the player in a simple tweet with few details.
The French side had previously offered Sidibe to West Ham United a couple of weeks ago, and are looking for a very reasonable €15m excluding bonuses for the player who will effectively be a backup for Coleman.