Everton in pole position to sign 27-year-old World Cup winner

Toffees transfer business in the summer probably deserves to be scrutinised at this stage. Moise Kean has struggled to settle while Jean-Philippe Gbamin has spent his near entire Everton career on the treatment table so far.

However, the signing of Djibril Sidibe in the summer is now looking like a great piece of business from Everton. Not only the loan agreement, but the option to buy included in his move from the French club now looks shrewd. Toffees also have a £12.75m permanent option included in his deal. Based on early evidence, that could be a bargain.

While France international has some defensive frailties, Sidibe is looking in excellent form going forward and his assist for Richarlison at the weekend was truly special.

The 27-year-old defender is slowly finding his feet and getting comfortable at Everton and has taken his opportunities after Seamus Coleman’s suspension with both hands.

At around £13m he would be an absolute bargain for the Toffees and hopefully, Sidibe can continue this form for the rest of the campaign. If he does, then the Toffees will undoubtedly be prepared to pay that fee for the French right-back.