According to Football Insider, West Ham are weighing up a move to sign former Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe this summer.
The Lowdown: A free agent
The 29-year-old will be available on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract with the Ligue 1 side after turning down the opportunity to sign a new deal in a bid to try and secure a move to the Premier League.
The right-back is no stranger to the top-flight, having previously had a loan spell at Everton during the 2019/20 season, and a return to England could now be on the cards amid interest from two potential suitors, particularly the London Stadium.
The Latest: West Ham considering Sidibe move
In an article published by Football Insider, it’s claimed that West Ham, alongside newly-promoted Fulham, are both ‘plotting moves’ for Sidibe.
The source states that the Irons and Cottagers are ‘keen’ on the player as a result of him being a free agent, as well as the fact that he has the ‘versatility’ to play at both right-back and left-back.
The Verdict: Get it done
David Moyes already has Ben Johnson and Vladimir Coufal available for selection in that right-back position, but the latter has had a slump in form after returning from injury, so it’s not surprising to see the boss looking for a new addition.
Sidibe, once dubbed an ‘unbelievable’ player by former Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson, is someone who possesses plenty of energy and can provide impetus both defensively and offensively, having averaged 1.4 tackles and 1.9 successful long balls per league game last season, via WhoScored.
Would Sidibe be a good signing for West Ham?
The Troyes-born talent is a FIFA World Cup winner having lifted the coveted trophy with France back in 2018, and the fact that he can cover both flanks is a huge advantage for Moyes when it comes to squad depth, making a short-team deal for zero initial cost a no brainer.
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