BREAKING: Monaco star signed a new contract until 2022.
Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 13/07/2017
Monaco full-back Djibril Sidibe has signed a new five-year contract extension with the Ligue 1 champions.Former Lille defender enjoyed a standout season as Leonardo Jardim's side claimed the Ligue 1 title, prompting speculation over a possible move in the transfer window to Premier League or La Liga this summer.Also, Read; Monaco star Benjamin Mendy hints to move a Premier LeagueCopa Del Rey winner Barcelona and Premier League runner-up Tottenham were among the clubs linked with a bid for 22-year-old, Sidibe has now committed his future to the Stade Louis II side.
Vice-president Vadim Vasilyev added: "We're very pleased to announce the extension of Djibril Sidibe and thus retain the right back of the France team. "After [Radamel] Falcao and Kamil Glik, we're continuing to secure the contracts of our team's top players, an extra sign of our determination to structure a top team this season."This extension is a reward for all the hard work done on the pitch and for his human qualities in the dressing room."The news will come as a relief to Monaco fans, who feared the break-up of their title-winning squad before next season.However, renewals for Falcao, Glik, and Sidibe and a defiant stance over the future of star forward Kylian Mbappe has offered some encouragement that Monaco can defend their title in 2017-18 and make further strides in the Champions League.Leonardo Jardim has already moved to secure the signings of Youri Tielemans, Terence Kongolo, Soualiho Meite, Diego Benaglio, Jordi Mboula and Jordy Gaspar.