27 year old French right-back Djibril Sidibé has left Monaco and joint Everton on a season long loan deal with an option to make the move permanent.

He won the French Ligue 1 title in the 2016-2017 season and made 114 appearances scoring six goal for Monaco since joining them from Lille in 2016.

Djibril will compete for a starting place at Everton with the ever reliable Ireland international Seamus Coleman.

A situation which the club’s Portuguese manager relishes.

It is important to have different options in each position and in Djibril and Seamus, we now have two high quality right backs,” Silva said after the signing of the French international.

Djibril has also shown to me he has a real desire to play for Everton and be part of the big things we the big things we are trying to create.”

The Troyes youth product is Everton’s sixth summer signing, after Jonas Lössl, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Jean Philippe Gbamin and Moise Kean.

Sidibé began his career with Troyes before moving to Lille then Monaco in 2016. He has also won 18 caps for France scoring one goal.

After securing the services of Sidibé, Everton now clearly have their eyes on Ivory Coast and Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, though his South London employers are doing all they can to hold on to their priced jewel.

Muambo Edward