Djibril Sidibe says he would consider leaving Monaco if he was assured of game time elsewhere
The 24-year-old full-back has been in impressive form for Monaco this season, helping guide the club to the top of Ligue 1 and into the Champions League quarter-finals.
And his displays have not gone unnoticed with Arsenal and Barcelona – who are keen to bolster their defensive ranks – apparently interested in securing his signature.
Sidibe resisted the chance to join Arsenal last summer with the Frenchman opting to leave Lille for Monaco due to concerns over regular game time.
Djibril Sidibe is currently on international duty with France
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But he admits he would consider leaving the Stade Louis II if this criteria was met.
“The risk is going to going to a big club to be a replacement, to go backwards and to be loaned away – it’s complicated,” he told French radio station RMC Sport.
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“My criteria, it’s playing time. After that, if a club I could not refuse guaranteed me time to play, I would have to think.
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“Every player wants to play against the best in the best leagues. Today, I’m lucky to play with Monaco in a good team. We’re in the Champions League, we’re scoring lots of goals and we’re still capable of winning every competition.
“I’m very happy at Monaco.
Sidibe has played 38 times for the Ligue 1 leaders this season, producing three goals and five assists.