Everton full-back Lucas Digne will be the target of an approach from Lyon in the January transfer window, according to Le Parisien via Get French Football News.
Digne, 26, has started every game this season for the Toffees on the left hand-side of the defence, ultimately becoming the long-term successor to Leighton Baines.
Should Everton sell Lucas Digne if a big-money offer comes in?
The Frenchman has impressed individually in a poor season at Goodison Park, earning an average rating of 7.09 in the Premier League on WhoScored, so it would be devastating to lose last season’s player of the year.
However, he is part of an Everton defence that has leaked goals, conceding 29 goals in their 17 league games so far, leaving them in 16th.
Digne does have experience of playing for big sides in his career, having played for Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, as well as representing France on the international stage.
His abilities have attracted interest from French giants Lyon, but Everton fans wouldn’t be happy to see him leave Goodison.
Here’s how some of them reacted to the news:
No no no. Go away!
— Val (@ValDaveSpain) December 17, 2019
They can’t afford him
— James C Dolan (@JamesCDolan92) December 17, 2019
Not going anywhere, especially is Ancelotti is the manager. Players will want to stay and play for him.
— Steven Taylor (@Stevexebra) December 17, 2019
How very dare they.
— Drew Peacock (@CoopsDPK) December 17, 2019
£80 mill no less.
— UTFT 💙⚽️ (@GarethRoutledge) December 17, 2019
Can’t afford him
— Snaypious (@R3v3rs3Fl) December 17, 2019
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