Feud with Benitez’ LB, who left Everton, seems to transfer after a year
Lucas Digne, who played a key role in Everton, moved to Aston Villa due to a disagreement with the manager, but it seems that he will leave the team after a year.
England’s ‘Football Insider’ said on the 11th (Korean time), “Villa are ready to accept Digne’s offer a year after moving from Everton. Manager Unai Emery is considering signing Alex Moreno from Real Betis. We are finishing it. And then we sent an approval request to Villa for Dinho’s transfer.”
Dinyu is a left-back who was active as the best ace at Everton. The Barcelona native was impressive with his powerful kick, and he played his prime after moving to Everton in the English Premier League (EPL) in 2018. Due to Digne’s outstanding performance, he has grown to the point of being a starting player for the French national team.
However, a disagreement arose with the director. In the summer of 2021, he was out of sync with new manager Rafael Benitez, who was new to the team. In the end, despite his sufficient skills, Dinho was relegated to a reserve player, and he wanted to remain at Everton longer, but decided to transfer for playing time. In that way, he announced his new start when he moved to Villa in the transfer market in the winter of 2022. 스포츠토토
The bad luck didn’t stop there. At the time, the Villa manager who signed Digne was Steven Gerrard. Coach Gerard led the team until last season, but was hardened due to extreme sluggishness in the 2022-23 season. After Emery took over, Digne had to go through another managerial change.
Digne didn’t even get along with manager Emery. It’s not a feud, but coach Emery decides that he doesn’t match the tactics he pursues and Digne, so he tries to recruit Moreno, who was active at Betis. With a plan to conduct a medical test for a transfer fee of 12.5 million pounds (approximately 18.9 billion won), the transfer is almost certain.
Naturally, Digne will have to compete at left-back, and with Emery also prioritizing Moreno, Digne is on Villa’s transfer list. In addition to Digne, Ludwig Augustinson, who was on loan from Sevilla for one season as a competitor for the same position, is also likely to return to his original team.