Lucas Digne excited at Everton challenge


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Lucas Digne is relishing the prospect of producing his best football to help Everton achieve some success after completing his £18million switch from Barcelona on Wednesday.

The vastly-experienced 25-year-old left-back, who was left out of France’s World Cup-winning squad this summer because of a lack of regular game time last term, has penned a five-year deal at Goodison Park to keep him on board until summer 2023.

Digne has enjoyed title success in Spain with Barca, played a part in Paris Saint-Germain’s successive Ligue 1 wins between 2013 and 2015, while he also made 42 appearances during a season-long loan spell in Italy with Roma in 2015-16.

He is now looking forward to testing his abilities in England with Everton and revealed that boss Marco Silva played a massive part in persuading him to move to Merseyside.

Digne told Everton TV: “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.

“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.”

He added: “The club has brought in a lot of players and we are building to bring some success in the Premier League.

“We will work together as a team to try to make this happen. That is what is important and I could not be more excited about this challenge.”

Everton are 19.00 to secure a top four finish in the Premier League this season, while they are 23.00 to lift the FA Cup.

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