Rumoured Spurs target Djibril Sidibe has revealed that a move to the Premier League has been on the full-back’s mind in a recent interview with L’Equipe.
In recent weeks, reports from HITC Sport and Football.London have insisted that the 24 year old Monaco full-back is of high interest to Tottenham Hotspur, amidst reports linking 27 year old right-back Kyle Walker with a move away from the North-London outfit this Summer.
In an interview with French newspaper L-Equipe, Djibril Sidibe responded to these transfer rumours and admitted that a move to the Premier League had been on his mind already. He said:
“It’s a league that attracts me, but there are a lot of French players who left early or at a time in their career that wasn’t necessarily the best, and they have disappeared a little.”
Sidibe displayed caution over a transfer to England after having watched other French internationals struggle to adapt to the Premier League. One French player who has struggled at Spurs is Moussa Sissoko – slight understatement!
“You have to leave at the right time and know if I have the ability to perform well there,” He added. “The top five in England is attractive, but it’s very difficult even if I’m not afraid.”
The full-back also revealed that his main focus is getting regular game-time, with the World Cup appearing over the horizon line. He said:
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“It’s quite an unusual period with a year to go to the World Cup. There will be a time for thinking about things. It’s already started actually, even if right now I’m completely focused on France. I’m quite open, but I’m under contract with Monaco and it doesn’t worry me to do another season.”
“My criteria is playing time, the environment for me to improve in and increase my chances of establishing myself long-term in the French national team.”
Arsenal and Manchester City are also clubs interested in the right-back’s signature, according to reports from The Mirror and TalkSport.