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Newcastle Have Discussions For French International Right-Back



RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi is reporting that Newcastle have held discussions with AS Monaco for French right-back Djibril Sidibe.

Here is the tweet from the French journalist:

This tweet roughly translates to:

West Ham and Newcastle have started discussions with AS Monaco for Sidibe! Other English clubs have asked AS Monaco about the French international! Monaco will give him a good exit.

Sidibe has been at Monaco since he moved from Lille in the summer of 2016 for around €13m. He was a big target for some top clubs after Monaco’s very successful season in 2016-17 in which they won Ligue 1 and made the Champions League semifinals.

That Monaco side was, of course, dismantled that summer and Sidibe was one of the lone holdovers to remain with Monaco. Last year he was linked with a €25m move to Atletico Madrid that never materialized.

Djibril Sidibe– would be an excellent signing at right-back

The 26-year-old right-back is now available for around €15m with both West Ham and Crystal Palace being heavily linked. Crystal Palace are looking to replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka who made a £50m move to Manchester United late last month.

Djibril Sidibe is an attacking full-back who mainly plays on the right but can also cover on the left. He is an 18-time capped French international.

The player does have a bit of a history with injuries having missed 28 games over the past three years since joining Monaco. During that time he has made 114 appearances at the Stade Louis 11 with 6 goals and 21 assists.

Sidibe, like the whole Monaco team, suffered through a disappointing 2018-19 campaign and is now available for a cut-rate fee. His contract still runs until 2022.

We think this would be an excellent signing for Newcastle if they could pull it off.


10 comments so far

  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #1

    So Linton has been pictured at St James, thats our one signing with Perez money, now a few loans and freebies and we will be done

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Watts is 20, M Longstaff is 19, Sorensen is 20 and Fernandez is 21. Sean Longstaff is still only 21 so none of them need to be listed in the 25 man squad.

    2
  • geordietom

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #3

    so are palace and wet spam and us interested …

    1
  • Mindshaft

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Toma – methinks you’re right – we’ve also allegedly signed that guy from Chelsea who was released after playing one game for them…. that should get the fans back on board

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  • Ron Knee

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #5

    “Monaco have granted him permission to leave.”

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  • Arizona Fan

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Ok so it looks like one signing is in the building. Lets hope there is more behind him.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #7

    And just in case it’s not been mentioned,

    https://twitter.com/KRISKROS5/status/1153630065177038850

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #8

    I still think that there has to be more to the sudden big money outlay.

    Duck paddling alert!

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  • Arizona Fan

    Jul 23, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Essex I agree something still does not make sense to me. I am thinking there is either a partial buyout or a partnership of some type. There are a few docs on Bloomberg that show an acquisition by BZG of NUFC of some type but I don’t understand any of that big business stuff. Why is Ashley spending unless it is not his money.

    1
  • Moonraker15

    Jul 23, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Essex
    Fernandes only 21? I thought he was older but great news if he isn’t!

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