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Aston Villa: Lucas Digne on Steven Gerrard’s radar

Aston Villa: Lucas Digne on Steven Gerrard’s radar -Aston Villa Transfer Rumours

Aston Villa could make a move for Everton’s Lucas Digne during the January transfer window, according to The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath

The lowdown

Villa confirmed on Friday that they had reached an agreement over their first signing of the January window – a loan deal for FC Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho.

Digne’s future looks to lie away from Everton, with manager Rafael Benitez revealing in a recent press conference that he wanted to leave.

He hasn’t played a minute for The Toffees since a row with the Spaniard in front of his team-mates.

The club have already moved for another first-team left-back in the form of Dynamo Kyiv’s Vitaliy Mykolenko.

The latest

After the ‘statement signing’ of Coutinho, McGrath looked to who might be next for Gerrard and Villa.

“They have also considered EFC left-back Lucas Digne, who could move this month,” he wrote on Twitter.

The verdict

Digne feels that Benitez’s style of play has constrained his ability to impact the game going forward, but prior to this season he was one of the outstanding creative talents in the Premier League.

What’s more, a football analytics firm even found that he was one of the top ten in the world in his position.

Digne is valued at £27million by Transfermarkt, but Benitez has surely weakened Everton’s negotiating position by publicly admitting that he’d submitted a transfer request.

On the back of Coutinho, this would be another indication that Villa mean business.

In other news, fans flocked to this transfer update.

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