Many Everton supporters have been reacting on social media to reports from Tuttosport (via Sport Witness) suggesting that Djibril Sidibe could leave Goodison Park in January and that AC Milan are a potential landing spot for the right-back.
Sidibe only joined Everton in the summer with the Blues taking the 2018 World Cup winner on a one-season deal from AS Monaco, which also carries a €14million (£12.2m) option-to-buy, via L’Equipe, on top of the €2.5m (£2.1m) spent on his loan fee.
The 27-year-old has only managed to record three outings under Marco Silva, though, as the Portuguese continues to favour Seamus Coleman in the Premier League, where Sidibe has featured for just 31 minutes.
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His lack of game time has been replicated on the international stage, as well, with France boss Didier Deschamps only naming Sidibe on the bench against Iceland.
Tuttosport have now suggested that Everton have not been impressed by what they have seen from the defender thus far.
A sooner-than-expected exit may, therefore, be on the cards for the 18-cap right-back, who has been earmarked as a potential target of AC Milan, as the Rossoneri are keen to bolster their options in that position.
Everton not playing Sidibe is said to be offering hope to the Italian side that a transfer could be possible in January, although many Toffees supporters would prefer that not to be the case.
While reacting to Tuttosport’s claims, lots of Blues fans have shared that they would like to see more of Sidibe before he potentially leaves Merseyside in 2020, while others were completely against the idea.
Sidibe has started both of Everton’s Carabao Cup fixtures to date this season and assisted Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s opening goal of the night away to Sheffield Wednesday last month.
Here are some of the reactions shared…
— Marcel B (@DNA_EFC) October 14, 2019
What but they are convinced with Coleman??
— Tom Nickson (@TomNickson2) October 14, 2019
I thought he looked ok
— Bryan Green (@Bryangr73821538) October 14, 2019
If this is serious, the club’s a joke
— Callum (@callumtaitt) October 14, 2019
He’s done better than Coleman when I’ve seen him.
— Owen (@owenparkes123) October 14, 2019
Can we have a look at him before he goes
— James C Dolan (@JamesCDolan92) October 14, 2019
I think he’s done alright; keep him!
— stickytoffee (@cunningham_sg) October 14, 2019
He’s great going forward but his defensive positioning has been meh. Don’t think he’s been poor enough to end the loan though. He’s barely gotten a chance.
— Mike Burgholzer (@MikeBz15) October 14, 2019