Everton FC transfer news: Lucas Digne leaves Barcelona pre-season training camp to seal Toffees move

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Digne looks set to become Marco Silva’s second signing as Everton manager

Everton are reportedly on the verge of completing a deal to sign Barcelona defender Lucas Digne.

The French international has been with the Barca squad for their pre-season tour of the USA and was an unused substitute in their penalty shootout win over Tottenham.

Digne has 21 France appearances to his name but his lack or first-team football at Barca meant he missed out on a place in the squad at the World Cup

Digne has 21 France appearances to his name but his lack or first-team football at Barca meant he missed out on a place in the squad at the World Cup

However, the LaLiga champions have confirmed the left-back has been granted permission to return to Spain in order to finalise the transfer.

They tweeted: “Lucas Digne travels today [Sunday] to Barcelona with the club’s permission to finalise his departure from the club.”

And Sky Sports claims Digne’s transfer could be confirmed later tonight.

Since joining the Catalonia club from Paris Saint-Germain in July 2016, Digne has made 46 appearances.

But after falling out of favour under coach Ernesto Valverde, Digne missed out on a place in France’s World Cup squad.

Digne is set to become the Toffees’ second signing under new manager Marco Silva after the acquisition of Richarlison earlier this week.


Sky Sports also claims the club will discuss a new improved contract for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford when the England no.1 returns to action next week.

 



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