Everton transfer news: Toffees confirm loan deal for World Cup winner Djibril Sidibe

The France international moves to the Premier League from Monaco, with the Toffees holding the option to make the deal permanent

Everton have confirmed the signing of World Cup winner Djibril Sidibe, who joins the Premier League side on loan from Monaco.

Sidibe heads to Goodison Park on a one-year loan deal for a reported €2.5 million (£2.3m/$2.8m) loan fee with a €14m (£12.9m/$15.7m) option to buy in the summer.

The full-back has been Everton’s sixth signing of the summer after Moise Kean, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Jonas Lossl, and Jean-Philippe Gbamin.

“I was very happy to hear a historic and big club like Everton was thinking of signing me,” Sidibe said in a statement

“It was very easy for me. I did not have to reflect for too long before making my decision to come here.

“Everton are recruiting with the intent to win trophies and play on the biggest stage.I am 100 per cent motivated and ready to help the Club achieve its goals and to achieve my own individual goals.”

Sidibe originally joined Monaco from Ligue 1 rivals Lille in 2016 and immediately became a vital piece of the club’s backline.

He made 47 total appearances for the club that season as Monaco lifted the Ligue 1 title for the first time in 17 years.

The defender parlayed that success into a spot with France’s World Cup squad as Les Bleus won the tournament in Russia, playing all 90 minutes against Denmark in his lone appearance.

In total, he has earned 18 caps for France, scoring one goal at the international level.

“Djibril has fantastic experience, winning titles and playing many matches in a competitive league. He has been a World Cup winner and he has the hunger to achieve much more in his career,” said Everton boss Marco Silva.

“It has been important to have different options in each position and with Djibril and Seamus [Coleman] we now have two high-quality right-backs.

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“Djibril has also shown to me he has a real desire to play for Everton and be part of the big things we are trying to create.”

Everton open their Premier League campaign on Saturday against Crystal Palace. 



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