Lucas Digne is a big fan of Everton’s summer recruit Djibril Sidibe and is tipping him to do well at Goodison Park.
The Toffees signed defender Sidibe on a season-long loan from Monaco and they have the option to buy him permanently next summer (BBC).
The 27-year-old has arrived with decent pedigree after winning the Ligue 1 title with Monaco in the 2016/17 season, the World Cup with France in 2018, as well having experience in the Champions League.
He is an attack-minded right-back that has 21 assists in 114 games for Monaco and likes to drive forward with his pace.
Digne has played alongside Sidibe before for the France national team and the full-backs could now line up together on Merseyside.
“He is a very good player, a very good guy and an amazing professional,” Digne told the Liverpool Echo.
“He won the World Cup with the national team, he has played with the national team a lot and he is very good right-back.
“He looks to get forward and cross the ball, he has a lot of quality and I think he will prove that in England.”
Sidibe’s biggest task will be trying to overtake Everton captain Seamus Coleman in the pecking order, as the duo are now direct rivals for the right-back position.
Toffees manager Marco Silva has shown a trust in Coleman, so the new signing needs to be ready to pounce when his opportunity arises.
Sidibe is clearly a top-class talent on his day that could make the Everton XI stronger, but he needs to try reignite his best form and a fresh move should help.
It will also be beneficial to have a familiar teammate in Digne around the squad and they could be the long-term full-back options.