Lots of Everton fans have been sharing their hope on social media in Carlo Ancelotti not activating the club’s option to buy Djibril Sidibe from AS Monaco.
Swarms of supporters have been sharing their hesitancy online following Sunday’s disgusting defeat away to Chelsea, where Ancelotti had named the on-loan right-back in his starting line-up for the ninth time across all competitions.
Sidibe has now started 20 games over 24 appearances for the club since his arrival last summer, in a €2.5million (£2.1m) loan deal that features a €14m (£12.2m) purchase clause that will become active at the close of the campaign.
Reports in February suggested Ancelotti was ready to instruct Director of Football Marcel Brands to go ahead and purchase the 2018 World Cup winner, having been won over by the 27-year-old’s performances during his tenure.
But Sidibe’s performance at Stamford Bridge on Sunday sparked one supporter to post on Twitter that they would not even pay £6 for Sidibe let alone in excess of £12m, to which lots of fans replied back agreeing that the Monaco loanee would not prove to be value for money.
Would you buy Sidibe for the €14m option clause?
Across the 90 minutes in South West London, Sidibe recorded 76 touches with which he completed 34 passes (65%), played one key ball, failed to find a teammate with either of his two crosses, misplaced two of four long balls, lost possession 22 times, made one successful dribble and won six of eleven ground duels, per Sofa Score data.
He also committed one foul, made one clearance, two interceptions, five successful tackles – including one last man tackle – and was dribbled past three times.
Here are some of the messages shared from supporters who do not want Ancelotti and Brands to sign Sidibe at our €14m option clause…
Did you mean popular opinion? https://t.co/hv1yeelS9t
— David Byrne (@DByrne11) March 8, 2020
Why is it unpopular he is pants nowhere near the level we require
— Graham Davies (@GrahamDavies4) March 8, 2020
Nothing unpopular about it. He’s useless
— Gary Clarke (@Hilljogger1878) March 8, 2020
No where near good enough why do we keep signing rubbish
— Henry john mooney (@hjmooney) March 9, 2020
It’s not an unpopular opinion mate
— Godders Godders (@paul17godfrey) March 8, 2020
I’d say a popular opinion tbh
— EFC Mour (@EFCmour1878) March 8, 2020
— Laffs (@neillafferty) March 8, 2020
Not so unpopular
— Ben Jenkins (@benefc2512) March 8, 2020
Think everyone has the same opinion
— Gwyn (@Gwyn_HughesEFC) March 8, 2020
I’m not sure it’s so unpopular, Rose. The occasional (very occasional) Good cross doesn’t make good right back. He’s a woeful defender.
— Columbo (@Blueboy37Col) March 8, 2020
Think is a very popular opinion atm lol.
— Anthony Murphy (@AnthonyM91) March 8, 2020