Newcastle United reportedly want to sign Lucas Digne in the January transfer window.
The Lowdown: On his way out?
Is Digne the best left-back in the Premier League?
As such, he has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park, and the recent announcement of the signing of left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko has only enhanced those rumours. Therefore, January may be the perfect opportunity for the Magpies to pounce.
The Latest: Digne wanted
As per ESPN, Newcastle want to sign Digne, but Chelsea, Inter Milan and Napoli are also interested in his signature.
Everton want a fee of at least £25m to let him go, which would ‘not deter’ the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium, but talks are expected to take place with Chelsea.
The Verdict: Sign
If an opportunity presents itself to lure Digne away from Goodison Park, the Magpies simply have to take it.
Described as an ‘exceptional‘ player by Noel Whelan, the France international would surely be a starter at St James’ Park, as he averaged more tackles, interceptions, clearances, shots, dribbles and passes than Jamal Lewis and Matt Ritchie in the top flight so far this season (WhoScored).
Despite not setting up a goal in 2021/22, Digne is also known for grabbing plenty of assists, and former Toffees ace Ross Barkley has said that he has a ‘wand of a left foot‘. He would certainly seem to be a smart signing for the Toon.
In other news, NUFC have sent an offer for this La Liga maestro
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