Everton signs France’s Lucas Digne from Barcelona for £18m

Everton has announced the signing of France international Lucas Digne from Barcelona.

The 25-year-old and former Paris Saint-Germain left-back signed a five-year deal worth £18m to be at Goodison Park until 2023.

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,’ Digne told Everton TV.

‘I played good football in Rome and I played well, too, in Barcelona. I progressed a lot as a player and as a person by playing with the best players in the world.

‘When you play with the best players it helps you build your character and, of course, it helps on the training ground and during games, too, because you want to give the best of you.

‘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.’

Everton coach Marco Silva also expressed his delight after the defender signed for the club.

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,’ Silva said.

‘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 resume.’

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