Everton need not fear losing Djibril Sidibe back to AS Monaco mid-season, with the French club having no clause to recall him from his loan.
According to The Liverpool Echo, the Toffees have secured him for a full season and that there is no way for him to return to his parent club.
It had been reported recently that Monaco wanted Sidibe to return to the Stade Louis II amid reported transfer interest from AC Milan.
The only clause that is written into Sidibe’s contract is an option to buy for Everton.
The news will delight supporters, who have high hopes for the World Cup winner following some promising performances of late.
Sidibe made his first Premier League start of the season against West Ham United last weekend and really laid a claim to keep his place against Brighton.
Fans will be relieved Sidibe has no option to return to his parent club, as he really does have the potential to force Seamus Coleman out of the starting XI.
Against West Ham Sidibe offered quality at both ends of the pitch and appears to be an upgrade on the Republic of Ireland international at this moment in time.
Coleman’s form has been poor for a while, and the Frenchman has a brilliant chance to become a huge hit at Goodison Park.