Tottenham in three-way race for Ligue 1 defender, club willing to listen to offers - report
By Danny Wright
Tottenham are one of three Premier League clubs that are in the race for Monaco defender Djibril Sidibe, according to a report.
The Daily Star claims that Arsenal and Manchester City are also keen on the Ligue 1 right-back, who has played a massive part in helping Monaco to win the French league title.
It is understood that Spurs could be looking at Sidibe to replace Kyle Walker, who is widely linked with a move to Man City this summer after falling out of favour with manager Mauricio Pochettino.
According to the Daily Star, Monaco are willing to listen to offers for the full-back, despite how well he has played over the last year.
Sidibe, 24, only moved to Monaco last summer on a five-year deal from Lille, where he spent four years after rising through the ranks with Troyes.
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He only earned his first international cap in September but now has seven to his name following a brilliant debut season with Monaco.
The Frenchman scored three goals and supplied eight assists in 47 appearances across all competitions this term and helped his side to the Champions League semi-finals by featuring in wins against Tottenham and Man City.
Sidibe is perhaps known to Spurs fans from his display against their side in November which saw him score and supply an assist in a 2-1 win.
Football Insider Verdict
It seems like Walker is likely to leave Tottenham this summer so Pochettino should not wait around and stew his time over finding a replacement. If Man City land the England international it could pull them out of the race for Sidibe while Arsenal are known for trying too hard to drive a bargain for their targets. This means that Spurs could find themselves in pole position to land the French right-back. Sidibe fits perfectly with Pochettino’s tactics and can also be deployed in a more advanced position on the wing. He could be the player to finally help Spurs win a trophy.
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