After Seamus Coleman was sent off during Everton’s 1-0 away defeat to Burnley back in October, loan signing Djibril Sidibe has barged his way into the starting eleven with a string of impressive displays.
The AS Monaco defender has now started four games for the Toffees since replacing Coleman as the preferred option – grabbing an assist in his latest outing during a crucial win at Southampton – and his performances have now endeared him to the Goodison Park faithful.
Should Sidibe replace Coleman long-term?
Sidibe’s energy from the right-back position has also prompted discussion over potentially signing the Frenchman on a permanent deal next summer – with his price tag set at £12.8m, according to the Daily Mail.
Going on to further build a connection with the fanbase, Sidibe spoke exclusively to the club’s official website, explaining how much he is enjoying his time on Merseyside.
“All we want to do is play games and show what we’re capable of,” explained the 27-year-old.
“I was excited when I got my chance and hopefully there will be more of them in future.
“The one big change from Monaco is the weather! But I am surrounded by good people and enjoying things.”
As a result, supporters have flocked to praise the full-back on Twitter.
I’d start him every game he’s fit.
— Paul Maddox (@PaulMad10968491) November 18, 2019
— ⎊ (@_jennifer1878) November 18, 2019
What a fella, gave me his shirt after the Tottenham game
— 🌚 (@_____h23) November 18, 2019
Sign him on a permanent basis. Been solid in defence lately
— Joe (@joesworld1878) November 18, 2019
@RichieWear13 my man
— Rob Warriner (@Rob_1865) November 18, 2019
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— Jack. (@DogmaticDavies) November 19, 2019