Aston Villa set to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham to the signing of out-of-favour Everton full back Lucas Digne… with Frenchman keen to play under Steven Gerrard
- Aston Villa are poised to secure the signing of Everton left-back Lucas Digne
- Digne, who could join for £25million, wants to play under Steven Gerrard
- Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham are all also interested in the defender
Villa are looking to get a £25million deal finalised, with talks advancing.
Aston Villa are set to beat several other Premier League clubs to the signing of Lucas Digne
Villa have already agreed to bring in midfielder Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona.
Digne’s Everton future was thrown into doubt after he fell out with manager Rafa Benitez.
Digne is eager to play under Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa and a deal could now materialise
The left-back’s future at Everton was thrown into doubt after he fell out with Rafa Benitez
The 28-year-old has not played for Everton since their 4-1 defeat to rivals Liverpool on December 1.
Digne joined Everton from Barcelona in 2018 for an initial fee of £18million.
During his time at the club he has made 127 appearances for the club.
Everton have already signed a left-back in this transfer window, bringing in Vitaliy Mykolenko from Dynamo Kiev.