Everton have been handed a boost surrounding their interest in making Djibril Sidibe’s loan move permanent.
According to French outlet L’Equipe (via Sport Witness), Monaco are desperately searching for funds in order to balance the books this summer and are willing to offload Sidibe for a cut-price fee.
The Ligue 1 side want to sell a number of players to ease their financial strains and the Everton loanee is on that list. Monaco are ‘ready to lower‘ the asking price in order to convince the Blues to cough up for the defender.
Should Everton make Djibril Sidibe's loan move permanent?
Sidibe joined the Merseyside outfit on loan last summer with the option to buy at the end of the one-year spell (via BBC Sport). No formal decisions have been made regarding a permanent stay, although Carlo Ancelotti is said to be looking for some friendly competition for Seamus Coleman in the right-back position.
The original release clause for the Frenchman is a reported €14m (£12.5m), which was already a fair asking price for the defender. With the additional discount, Everton could be looking at a bargain fee if they decide to make Sidibe a permanent addition.
Not all Everton fans are keen on the idea, though. Many haven’t been sold on his performances for the club so far and have made their feelings known via Twitter. Sidibe has featured 21 times in the Premier League this season, contributing to five assists overall (via Transfermarkt).
Opting to take the 27-year-old on board full time would be a good addition to Everton’s ranks in helping bolster the squad, although it would be a controversial move that may not sit well with some fans.
Toffees fans, should the club make Sidibe’s move permanent or are Everton better off looking elsewhere? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
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