West Ham insider ExWHUemployee has rubbished claims that Djibril Sidibe is a £13.5 million target for Manuel Pellegrini this summer.
The Frenchman has starred for Monaco over the past few seasons, racking up 21 assists in 114 appearances, all from a right-back position.
Pellegrini currently has Pablo Zabaleta and Ryan Fredericks as right-back options, but with the former set to retire at the end of this season, the signing of another established right sided defender might just be needed.
And Sidibe for just £13.5 million seems like an ideal option.
ExWHUemployee claimed today that there is no truth in the rumours linking the French star with a switch to the London Stadium, however:
— cliney67 (@cliney99) 21 July 2019
I don’t believe there is any truth in this or the American centre back at this stage https://t.co/72HbttV2FE
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) 21 July 2019
The 18-capped France international is a really attacking full-back, and he would undoubtedly make a real difference to West Ham’s attacking play on the right hand side.
It seems as though as things stand, however, Sidibe will not be arriving at the London Stadium anytime soon.
And if truth be told, that seems like a really questionable decision. Considering how much he could offer the Hammers.