Lucas Digne joins Premier League side Everton from Barcelona for £22m

Lucas Digne joins Premier League side Everton from Barcelona for £22m

- Premier League side Everton sign Lucas Digne from Barcelona

- The 25-year-old has had two frustrating season at the Camp Nou

- The Frenchman signed a five-year deal worth £22m with Everton

Premier League side Everton completed the signing of Lucas Digne from Barcelona for £22m.

The France international spent two seasons with Barcelona after making a summer move from Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.

The 25-year-old will be at Goodison Park for the next years after failing to nail a starting shirt at the Nou Camp.

Speaking about his move to Goodison Park, Digne told 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.

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“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 has also hailed the arrival of the Frenchman, adding: “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 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.

“Lucas is a player who will add competitiveness in a position where we only had Leighton Baines last season and he is accustomed to winning. This is his mentality having captured titles in his career and having these on his résumé.”

Digne came through Lille's youth system before moving to PSG in 2013, helping the club win two Ligue 1 titles and two Coupe de la Ligue crowns.

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He spent a season on loan at Roma in 2015/16 term and then moved to Barcelona in 2016.

Digne made 12 La Liga appearances as the club lifted the Spanish league title last term and was on standby for France's World Cup-winning squad in the summer.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Barcelona have announced Clement Lenglet as their second signing of the season from Sevilla on their social media page.

The Catalan giants have been in pursuit of a center-back before the end of the previous season and the 23-year-old have been on their radar.

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Source: Naija.ng

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