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Milan to poach Sidibé in January

| Wednesday, 16 October 2019 15comments  |  Jump to last
Everton could lose loanee Djibril Sidibé in the next transfer window according to a report in Italy.

AC Milan are said to be interested in signing the fullback in a permanent deal and that could tempt Monaco into cashing in in what would be a guaranteed deal rather than wait for a decision from the Blues next summer.

It's not clear whether the French club have an option in their deal with Everton to recall Sidibé should the Italians come in with a "substantial" bid.

Sidibé is set to make his first Premier League start for Everton against West Ham United this weekend as Seamus Coleman serves a one-match ban.

Original Source: Fox Sports Italy  


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Andy Wilkinson
1 Posted 17/10/2019 at 08:09:26
Oh dear. Not what we wanted to hear. With Seamus Red-Card Coleman - we nesperately need cover.
Steve Ferns
2 Posted 17/10/2019 at 10:07:33
The way I read the rumour is that Monaco have a right of recall if he’s not playing, which he’s not been. If he now plays then it doesn’t seem like they can recall him. It all depends on the terms of the deal.

I wonder if we can recall our on form right back over in Germany?

Andrew Keatley
3 Posted 17/10/2019 at 11:47:14
Steve (2) - You had the Sidibe signing alongside the Kenny loan to Schalke down as a masterstroke. In fairness, it looked like a win for all parties. Yet here we are, barely two months later, and complications seem to be bubbling away.

Whatever happens with Sidibe I can only hope that Kenny‘s progress in Germany is not hijacked in favour of him being hurried back to plug a hole on our bench.

Richard Duff
4 Posted 17/10/2019 at 13:25:49
Player set for first start, Agent doing job of A, highlighting this to the world, B, reminding Everton that they need to make a commitment.

Inflate the balloon and watch it soar!

On the other hand. It was always going to be difficult to "drop" Coleman but this is a genuine chance for Sidibe to cement a place and it could quickly become his to lose.

Alan J Thompson
5 Posted 17/10/2019 at 17:22:15
At best 3 months away so wouldn't read too much in to it just yet.
Winston Williamson
6 Posted 17/10/2019 at 18:05:12
Think if Sidibe plays well in the next game, he cannot then be dropped. As long as he plays well, he should keep his place. I like the look of this player.

Coleman Has been great over the years, but his time is dwindling...

Bill Gienapp
7 Posted 17/10/2019 at 18:34:10
It was a great bit of business, in that 1) it gave us solid cover for Coleman 2) gave us a potential upgrade on Coleman with a very reasonable purchase price built-in and 3) we could simply decline the option to buy if Kenny set the world alight in Germany. It was a loan deal that afforded us great all-around flexibility.

However, if Monaco is able to recall him (which hadn't been mentioned previously) and elect to do so, that does throw a bit of a wrench into the works.

Mike Gaynes
8 Posted 17/10/2019 at 18:46:06
Steve #2, there's no way to know what's written into the loan agreement, but if they want to sell him for more than our end-of-season option to buy, it's hard to imagine us preventing it.

Might be as simple as negotiating a release from the loan deal, maybe repaying the loan fee we gave them.

Jim Harrison
9 Posted 18/10/2019 at 01:31:43
Well, he’s about to start, so we will see if he is worth it!
Justin Doone
10 Posted 18/10/2019 at 13:58:18
Poach. Can someone poach our manager, he's in hot water and in danger of being ruined.

Someone help him out and bring home the bacon.

Derek Knox
11 Posted 19/10/2019 at 01:22:05
Another masterstroke of recognition from our so-called manager, get this fraud out as soon as is humanly possible. He couldn't recognise a decent player from a mile away.

Sorry I don't mean Sidibe, I mean the 'chosen one' who is destroying the Club we all love, until recently. I have almost lost interest after almost 60 years of support.

Anthony Hawkins
12 Posted 20/10/2019 at 17:43:11
Sidebe played well yesterday and should be considered for the Rightback role. Coleman is 31 and will need monitoring as he’s not getting any younger.
Jerome Shields
13 Posted 21/10/2019 at 15:56:25
This is the Italian press at their work again. How many Italian players are playing for Everton? After all the sure-fire transfer rumours of Italian players going to join. . .

Sidibe is becoming a better bet than Coleman in the right-back position, and tends to effectively pass, rather than cross, going forward.

Julian Wait
14 Posted 22/10/2019 at 02:38:48
Steve Ferns
15 Posted 19/11/2019 at 22:48:15
Sidibe has been speaking to the press back home. The Echo has reported on it. Some highlights include:
- "Liverpool is a bit of a sad town"
- He wore a red tracksuit to training
- It's normal it's taken time to acclimatise
- Silva told him he would come here to play
- The Premier League is all action
- The weather is shite, raining from morning to night

But ultimately he says: "I am surrounded by good people and enjoying things. The football is good… everything is really positive." Forget the form of the team, he seems happy enough and will certainly be worth the comparatively modest fee to sign him permanently, despite the fact he will turn 28 before next season and so goes against the Brands remit.

That said, I would much rather see Jonjo Kenny return and take the right back slot for his own!

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