Defender Sidibe aiming to secure permanent Monaco exit
Djibril Sidibe has confirmed he wants to leave parent club Monaco this summer and seal a permanent move to loan side Everton.
The 27-year-old France international full-back has become a key player in Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti’s plans, having been brought in by the outgoing Marco Silva on a season-long loan last summer.
Sidibe has chipped in with five assists in all competitions to date and has also proved to be a key man at the back, having missed just one of the side’s last 22 matches.
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Everton inserted a clause to purchase Sidibe this coming summer for a fee of £12.7million and the player has already told the French Ligue 1 side’s hierarchy that he wants to remain at Goodison Park beyond the end of this season.
“I have had a discussion with the Monaco board, they know my position, I know theirs,” he said.
“Concerning Everton, I have my position; I also know the coach’s position. I can’t say but on my side everything is green lit.
“The coach likes me, he has faith in me. Then there are things that will count that I do not have control over, Monaco’s position, Everton’s position.”
However, their next game is against runaway leaders and Merseyside rivals Liverpool in Monday’s home derby showdown.