Nottingham Forest reach full agreement with Djibril Sidibé

As reported by Foot Mercato, newly-promoted Premier League club Nottingham Forest have reached an agreement to sign former Lille, Everton and Monaco defender Djibril Sidibé this summer.

Having been frustrated by his Monaco exit on a free transfer at the end of last season after falling out of favour under Philippe Clement, the World Cup winner has struggled to find a new club after his contract expired at Stade Louis II.

Although a full agreement has been reached between the English club and the player over a one-year deal with an option for a second season, the move is far from certain to go through. Forest have also approached former Tottenham and PSG right-back Serge Aurier in their search for a full-back and he is the preferred option of the Nottingham club’s leadership as it stands. 

Part of the 2018 World Cup winning squad and Monaco’s 2017 Ligue 1 winning side, the 30-year-old Sidibé totalled 174 appearances for Monaco, either side of a season on loan in the Premier League with Everton, during five years at the club.

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