Djibril Sidibe does not believe he will leave Monaco this month despite interest from Newcastle United, West Ham and Wolverhampton Wanderers, as he told Foot Sur7.
It is hard to believe that, when Monaco stormed to the Champions League semi-finals and snatched the Ligue 1 crown from PSG’s head, Benjamin Mendy and Djibril Sidibe looked like the most exciting full-back partnership in Europe.
Four years on, Mendy is hogging the headlines for his activities off the pitch, while the latter looks a shadow of the rampaging right-back who looked nigh-on unstoppable during that 2016/17 season.
The World Cup-winning France international has been a major disappointment since returning to Monaco from an inconsistent loan spell at Everton.
Despite his poor form, however, 90Min claims that Newcastle, West Ham and Wolves are still interested in offering the 28-year-old a second chance in the Premier League.
“For the moment, I am a player of Monaco. Unless the club tells me that it no longer counts on me, I do not see myself leaving right away,” Sidibe said, suggesting that his first-choice is to stay and rebuild his reputation in the Principality.
The one-time Ligue 1 champion will consider offers in the future, however, if Monaco decide against offering him a new contract.
“I am still under contract with ASM until June 2022. 2022 is almost tomorrow. In the future, if a club offers me a project that meets my ambitions, I will study it, of course. But this is not the moment.
“If I had to stay very long in Monaco, that would also suit me very well.”
Newcastle are looking for a new right-back, with DeAndre Yedlin set to become a free agent at the end of the season.
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