Scoring against England on Tuesday night in France’s 3-2 win over Gareth Southgate’s men, Djibril Sidibé once again showed the footballing world that when it comes to attacking, few full-backs are as desperate as him to get forward.
Leaving a lot to be desired when it comes to the defending aspect of things, the 24-year-old is ideal for a team who play three at the back, a formation Mauricio Pochettino tinkered with a few times last season.
Already linked to Spurs by L’Equipe, Le10 Sport now join the fray, claiming that the first moves have been made to bring him to Wembley, with the player reportedly interested to team up with Hugo Lloris in London.
Yet to make an official offer, however, Spurs might find it difficult to get their man, as Le10 state Monaco are reluctant to see him go, especially with the likes of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Fabinho also potential exits.
The French websites even state that the Ligue 1 side would rather sell Kylian Mbappé than their right-back, which, frankly, we don’t believe one bit.
While there is no ready made replacement at Monaco for the 18-year-old prodigy, there is one for Sidibé in Almamy Touré, with many rating the 21-year-old higher than the France international.
Despite being a key player last season for Leonardo Jardim, if there’s one position Monaco have adequate cover, it’s at full-back, with Jorge ready to replace Benjamin Mendy if needed.
A Sidibé exit certainly could happen, and if Kyle Walker is sold this summer, Tottenham could be a decent destination for him.
As a rotation option for Kieran Trippier, of course.