Transfer Latest: Everton Sign Lucas Digne from FC Barcelona
France left-back Lucas Digne, who found life difficult at Barcelona has finally moved out of the club. The player has signed for the English club, Everton for £22m ($29m).
Lucas Digne has signed a five-year contract with Everton.
The former Barcelona player, who spent only two seasons at Camp Nou has signed a five-year contract with Everton. The initial fee was £19.5m (€22m/$25.6m). But it can eventually rise to £22m (€25m/$29m) when the bonuses will get included.
After joining the club, Lucas Digne informed Everton’s official website –
“Everton is a big club with a great history. I want to play games, win games and excite the fans with the quality of our football. I want to show my best football here and discover the best league in the world. Everybody loves the Premier League. I am loving the fact I am coming here. I am not afraid; I am excited. For me, it is a new challenge to discover a country, a league, people and a great club such as Everton. It is fabulous.”
Everton manager, Marco Silva is also excited to have the left-back on his side.
“It is important to say that he is a player who, from the first moment he was contacted, showed enormous desire to play at Everton. He is a high-quality player, aggressive, with the good technical ability and in the past five seasons he has played two years at Paris St-Germain, one in Roma, and for the past two seasons he has demonstrated his clear quality in Barcelona.”
Digne had a rough time with the Spanish club. After spending the 2015-16 season on loan at Roma, Digne moved to Barcelona in 2016 and made 12 La Liga appearances. He didn’t get enough playing time, and the manager never included him in his plans.
It will be interesting to see if the former PSG and Barcelona player can show his worth in the challenging English Premier League.
Saif Ahmed Chowdhury
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