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Everton: Club set to sign Djibril Sidibe

Everton: Club set to sign Djibril Sidibe

AS Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe will move to Everton, according to L’Equipe reporter Bertrand Latour.

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Everton have been hoping to sign a right-back to offer cover and competition for Seamus Coleman, as reported by The Liverpool Echo.

With the Toffees experiencing a late flurry of activity in the transfer window, having recently signed Moise Kean and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, it seems as though Sidibe could be the latest to arrive at Goodison Park.

Sidibe started 22 Ligue 1 games for Monaco last season, coming on as a substitute four times, providing two assists, as per WhoScored.

The World Cup winner averaged 1.9 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, 1.9 clearances and 0.3 blocks per game, while he also made 1.2 key passes, 0.3 dribbles and 0.8 crosses.

In contrast, Coleman started 29 Premier League games for Everton last campaign, scoring twice and assisting two more goals.

The Republic of Ireland international contributed 1.5 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 2.6 clearances and 0.2 blocks per game, while making 0.8 key passes, 0.7 dribbles and 0.6 crosses on average.

Sidibe outdid Coleman in five of these nine categories, though his numbers may fall slightly as he adapts to the Premier League, meaning the pair could have a very intriguing battle for the starting spot at right-back.

The France international could definitely be a good recruit for Everton, as he and Coleman would likely push each other hard to be the club’s main right-back.

The Toffees have really come into their own during the end of this transfer window and this could be another example of their good business.

Everton fans, would Sidibe provide proper competition for Coleman? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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