Lucas Digne: Aston Villa has completed the signing of left-back Everton defender worth up to £ 25 million News from the Transfer Center

Aston Villa has signed a contract with Everton’s left defender Lucas Dign for up to £ 25 million.

A few days of negotiations ensue, in which Villa defeated the interest of Chelsea, Newcastle and West Ham in the former defender Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

After the arrival of his former Liverpool teammate Philippe Coutinho, Steven Gerrard brought his second reinforcement to the position of manager, the goal is also Brighton midfielder Yves Bissoum.

Gerrard told the club website: “When Lucas was available, we took the opportunity to bring him to the club.

“Signing a player’s pedigree and qualities in the January window is a great addition to our team and his arrival excites me and everyone connected with Aston Villa.”

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Sky Sports’s Pete Smith explains what Lucas Digne would bring to Aston Villa if his proposed move from Everton was completed

Digne says Gerrard was the “main factor” behind his decision to move to the Villa.

“I came for the manager,” Digne said.

“I had a very good meeting with him and we talked to him several times during this month. I feel his desire to win, to show his football as a manager – offensive football, holding the ball.”

Lucas Digne is Aston Villa's second signature in the January transfer period
Lucas Digne is Aston Villa’s second addition in the January transfer period

“I feel like that’s what I want and what I want to show the fans.”

Digne, who has a three-and-a-half-year contract with Everton, told the club he wanted to leave Goodison Park this month after arguing with manager Raf Benitez.

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Digne appeared to have fired Benitez goodbye to the Evertonians on Wednesday night after the Spaniard announced his wish to leave last week.

Lucas Digne and Rafael Benitez
Digne and Benitez broke up in Everton

“Everything has to end,” Digne wrote on Instagram. “I just didn’t expect it to end like this. What happened and some things that have been said about me over the last month make me very sorry.”

“I will always carry you in my heart wherever I go.

“Sometimes one person from the outside is enough to destroy a beautiful love affair.”

Last season, Lucas Digne was Everton's biggest chance maker
Last season, Digne was Everton’s best chance maker

Sky Sports News Everton was said to want £ 30 million for Digne, who came from Barcelona in 2018.

Everton has already signed the Ukrainian representative Vitaly Mykolenko as a replacement. The Toffees also secured the services of Rangers and Scotland’s right defender Nathan Patterson in a £ 16 million deal earlier in the January window.

Digne has played 15 games so far this season and has scored once for Everton, who is 15th out of the table ahead of Saturday’s match with Norwich.

Will two of Villa’s new reinforcements play against Manchester United on Saturday? Watch live on the Sky Sports Premier League from 17:00; excavation at 5:30 p.m.

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