Tottenham Hotspur need to replace the loss of Kieran Trippier this summer on the right side of defence with Serge Aurier hardly consider the long-term solution – and a £13million bargain could be about to join their rivals.
French magazine France Football have claimed that bitter London enemies West Ham United are battling Crystal Palace for AS Monaco right-back Djibril Sidibe, who is available for a cut-price figure.
Sidibe, 26, was part of the Monaco side that struggled last season and narrowly avoided relegation to the second tier. It seems as though Monaco want to get rid of the France star, who was part of the side that won the World Cup.
In recent windows, Sidibe has been linked with Europe’s best clubs for a fee much more than the current £13million being quoted. Indeed, he was considered on a per when Benjamin Mendy joined Manchester City for £52million.
Now, his value has radically dropped though he is still an excellent right-sided defender. West Ham and Palace have recently been joined by Newcastle in the race for the defender, as per RMC Sport.
With Sidibe still very much a Champions League right-back and the only difference being his valuation, Tottenham simply have to consider a move and bring in the French ace on the cheap.
Kyle Walker-Peters is certainly developing but he needs game time on loan, with the jury still out whether he is good enough for a top-four Premier League side. Aurier is certainly better, but has been questionable at Spurs.
Sidibe would end all the concern and give Spurs the perfect option on the right side of defence. On the cheap, it will please chairman Daniel Levy, too.