Sidibe can be the long-term option at right-back Man United need

As reported by French outlet Le 10 Sport, Manchester United are in discussions to sign Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe this summer.

What’s the story?

With 38 appearances this season, Antonio Valencia is almost an automatic pick in the right-back area at Old Trafford, but now 32 years of age, Jose Mourinho needs to think about a long-term answer in the position and this could be the summer he invests.

Le 10 Sport report that the Red Devils are closing in on the signing of French international Djibril Sidibe, with discussions between them and Monaco taking place about a switch in the upcoming transfer window.

He is rated at £20.7m by Transfermarkt.

Would he be a good signing?

Moving to Monaco from Lille in 2016, Sidibe has made the right-back position his own at the Ligue 1 outfit, making over 80 appearances in two seasons.

An all-rounder of a full-back who is strong defensively as well as in the final third delivering crosses and getting at defenders, his style of play would be perfect for Manchester United’s pragmatic-stroke-offensive style under Jose Mourinho.

He’s scored 2 goals and assisted 7 times this season, demonstrating he can contribute at both ends of the bench on occasion.

Just 25 years of age, he’s coming into his prime and Manchester United could do a lot worse this summer than signing a full-back of his pedigree and experience.