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Barcelona News: Everton complete signing of Lucas Digne

Everton have completed the signing of Lucas Digne from FC Barcelona. The French left-back has signed a 5-year deal after completing his medical at Goodison Park.

On signing for the Merseyside club, Digne said, “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 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.” added the left-back.

Continuing to talk about his move, the Frenchman said, “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. I am not afraid, I am excited. For me, it is a new challenge to discover a country, a league, people and a great club such as Everton. It is fabulous.”

Digne joined Lille at the age of 12 and moved to PSG after spending six years at the club. He went on to win back-to-back Ligue 1 titles with Paris Saint-Germain before he was sent on a season-long loan to Serie A side, AS Roma.

He impressed in Serie A and was signed by Barcelona as a backup for Jordi Alba. However, he could not replicate his Serie A form in La Liga and was never able to put pressure on the Spanish left-back.

Ernesto Valverde was not willing to give him any more chances, and the club decided to cash in on him this summer. Reports by SPORT claim that the Toffees paid €20 million to sign him.

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