Lots of Everton fans have taken to Twitter to react after it was reported by L’Equipe that the club are set to sign Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe ahead of West Ham and Crystal Palace, who were also keen.
The 18-cap France international will reportedly join on an initial one-year loan deal for a cost of €2.5m (£2.3m), and the Merseysiders will also have the option to make the deal permanent next summer for a sum of €14m (£12.9m).
Sidibe, 27, made 26 appearances for Monaco in Ligue 1 last term, recording two assists.
Marco Silva was said to be keen to sign a right-back to provide competition for Seamus Coleman before the deadline, and he looks set to get his wish in the shape of the 6 foot Frenchman – the right-back department had been weakened by Jonjoe Kenny’s departure for Schalke.
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Let’s see how the Everton fans on Twitter reacted to the news…
Should have given Holgate an opportunity to cover Coleman. Not sure about this one. Must say, I’m very happy with the rest of the recruits.
— Ste Mc (@Stephen79225050) August 5, 2019
Sidibe and Coleman battling it out for RB Spot would be another good piece of business by Brands?
— Kieron (@KieronO2462) August 5, 2019
That’s come out of nowhere and we’re still waiting for Zaha pic.twitter.com/yMWQes7FRH
— Jay Smith (@Jayowen9Jay) August 5, 2019
Good deal that ??
— Matthew Ellison (@matthewellison0) August 5, 2019
Great deal if it happens
— Ad George (@AdGeo1878) August 5, 2019
More great business by brands this ??????
— mogsy (@mogs157) August 5, 2019
Let’s get this done ASAP then
— D (@FatWeightlifter) August 5, 2019
— mattie (@ftblmattie) August 5, 2019