Date: 9th May 2020 at 10:30am
Written by: Dwayne Gavan

Djibril Sidibe is keen to turn his loan move permanent at Everton this summer, but it remains to be seen if the Toffees will sign the 27-year-old as he’s struggled for consistency in 2020.

Sidibe made the temporary switch from AS Monaco last summer and looked destined to sign for Everton after impressing early on. A dip in form in the last few months has led to Carlo Ancelotti and Marcel Brands considering a U-turn, however.

Everton have since been linked with a host of replacement right-backs – Santiago Arias, Bouna Sarr, Max Aarons – and supporters from Everton Football Club Fans don’t believe Sidibe should be retained either.

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Which club did Everton loan Cenk Tosun out to in January?

Lee Bromilow New: “Wouldn’t sign him if he was free.”

Leon Marshall: “I wouldn’t sign him. I don’t rate him.”

Lee Jones: “Not as good as first thought.”

Peter O’Rourke: “Abysmal position sense and lack of awareness..”

Chris Mckay: “At first I would have signed him. Now I am saying ‘don’t sign him’. He is defensively suspect.”

Michael Driscoll: “No chance. Send him back to wherever we took him from.”

Peter Farley: “Makes too many mistakes.”

Colin Devitt: “He’s got no positional sense.”

Kev An Marie Fishwick: “Not good enough.”

David Holroyd: “Don’t buy.”

Jason Nixon: “Not good enough.”

Marinos Marinakis: “Not good enough.”

Sidibe has made 24 appearances in all competitions since joining Everton, making five assists. He had to wait until October to make his Premier League debut and has been a regular in the starting lineup ever since.

The French international played in 21 of Everton’s 22 league games between October and March, but Seamus Coleman may be preferred at right-back next season. Jonjoe Kenny is also an option for Ancelotti, but he’s keen to stay in Germany for another year.

It remains to be seen who Everton will sign in response.

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article