Club complete deal for fringe player – announcement imminent


Everton is reportedly in the market for Barcelona defender Lucas Digne’s signature this summer as an alternative to Celtic’s Kieran Tierney.

The Toffees are already thought to be close to sealing a deal for Yerry Mina from the Catalan giants but are now planning an ambitious double swoop, as per The Mirror.

The news publication says that 24-year-old Digne is now “resigned to moving on from Spain” following a campaign that saw him play only 12 La Liga games and miss out on the France squad for the World Cup.

Everton’s director of football Marcel Brands is said to have lost interest in signing Tierney due to his £25m asking price and now believes that he can secure a more experienced player for a lower fee.

Digne, meanwhile, is said to have no desire to leave Barcelona but accepts that he may have to depart as he sits behind Gerrard Pique, Samuel Umtiti, Clement Lenglet and Thomas Vermaelen in the pecking order.

Barcelona signed Digne from Paris Saint-Germain in a £14.9m deal two years ago.