French left-back Lucas Digne has completed his move to Aston Villa from Everton, a deal worth up to £25m. The 28-year-old fell out of favour at Everton with the new head coach Rafael Benitez, who said last week the player had already asked that he wants to leave the club.
Aston Villa Signes Lucas Digne
Digne admitted he did not expect his time at the club “to end his way.” He said it is a very lengthy Instagram post. Aston Villa head coach Steve Gerrard said: “When Lucas became available, we jumped at the opportunity to bring him to the club.” He “also said: “To sign a player of his pedigree and quality in the January window is a great addition to our squad, and his arrival excites me and everyone associated with Aston Villa.”
Everton signed Digne from Barcelona in the summer of 2018 for £18m under former manager Marco Silva. The player made 127 appearances for the Goodison Park club, scoring six goals. Digne made 15 appearances for Everton this season but had not played for them since 1 December.
Several clubs showed interest in the player, but Aston Villa has now emerged winner in the chase for the player as he has signed for the Premier League side.