Everton have completed the signing of Lucas Digne from Barcelona for a reported fee of £18 million which could reach up to £20 million.
🛬 | Incoming… 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/H9vI0owCRm
— Everton (@Everton) August 1, 2018
Lucas Digne agreed on a 5-year deal with Everton to the end of June 2023.
The 25-year-old has been a backup to Jordi Alba at the Nou Camp and is looking forward to playing regularly at Everton. Lucas Digne says he wants to show his best football for Everton in the best league in the world after moving from Barcelona, signing a five-year deal to the end of June 2023.
The French international has won La Liga and Ligue 1 titles with Barca and Paris Saint-Germain respectively. He was also an important player for Roma when the Serie A club reached the Champions League knockout stages in 2016. Lucas Digne has earned 21 caps for France’s senior team. He was on the standby list for France, the side which won the World Cup this year in Russia.
😲🙈 Lucas Digne has played with…
– Eden Hazard at Lille
– Ibra and Cavani at PSG
– Mo Salah at Roma
– Messi at Barca
— TheSportsman Transfers (@TSMTransfers) July 31, 2018
Speaking with Everton TV, Digne said: “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 played good football in Rome and I played well, too, in Barcelona. I progressed a lot as a player and as a person by playing with the best players in the world.”
“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. When you play with the best players it helps you build your character and, of course, it helps on the training ground and during games, too, because you want to give the best of you.”
“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.”
First day ☑️😋🔵 pic.twitter.com/bqzZY2Hjop
— Lucas Digne (@LucasDigne) August 1, 2018
Lucas Digne becomes the new Everton manager Marco Silva‘s 2nd signing this summer, following the arrival of Richarlison from Watford.