Aston Villa complete signing of Everton left-back Lucas Digne

Lucas Digne follows Philippe Coutinho through the door at Villa Park

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Everton left-back Lucas Digne for an undisclosed fee.

The French defender becomes Steven Gerrard’s second bit of business this January window, following the arrival of Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona.

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5 Key Points

  • Lucas Digne has joined Aston Villa from Premier League rivals Everton
  • Digne becomes Steven Gerrard’s second signing at Villa Park after Coutinho
  • An attacking left-back, the Frenchman scored six times and provided 20 assists during his time on Merseyside
  • The 28-year-old has won titles in France & Spain and plays international football with France
  • He will wear the number 27 shirt at Villa Park

What’s been said

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard:

“When Lucas became available we jumped at the opportunity to bring him to the club.

“To sign a player of his pedigree and quality in the January window is a great addition to our squad and his arrival excites me and everyone associated with Aston Villa.”

Lucas Digne:

“I’m really happy to be here, it’s a big project.

“After the signing of Philippe [Coutinho], the club are spending a lot of money since last summer and I’m really happy to be here.

“I came here for the manager. I had a very good meeting with him.

“We spoke a couple of times this month and I feel his desire to win, to show his attacking football, his position - I feel its what I want and what I want to show to the fans.”

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