Done Deal: Aston Villa signs Lucas Digne from Everton
Aston Villa has secured the signing of Lucas Digne from Everton for a fee around £25million.
Digne has been on a look away from Everton since the Frenchman fell out of favour from Raphael Benitez’s team.
Digne professed he did not think his time at the club “to end his way” as he made a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday to thank Everton fans.
“Sometimes it only takes one person from outside to destroy a beautiful love affair,” the 28-year-old wrote.
Raphael Benitez had came out to say Digne no longer wants to be at the club having failed to pull a start for the longest of time.
Several teams where in line for the signature of the fast-footed left back. Chelsea, Newcastle and Arsenal are some of the teams who were after Digne.
Digne is flying to Birmingham to undergo his medical and meet with his new teammates and manager, Steven Gerard.
Aston Villa had earlier announced the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.