Lucas Digne has sent an emotional farewell message to Everton fans after completing his medical at Birmingham with Aston Villa.
The French defender took to his Instagram account on Wednesday, January 13th, 2022 to wish the Evertonians his final goodbye. He also thanked them for the support during his time at the club.
Thank you for three-and-a-half years in blue. From day one the Evertonians have received me with a lot of warm feelings, and I am forever thankful for that. I have lived to be part of the Everton family. I have always worked hard to give back to the fans on and off the pitch. I have loved the unity of fans and players, not only in Goodison ( Park) on a matchday but also in everyday life. Only one year ago I signed a new contract with the ambition of staying in this club for a long time, giving everything for my club, for the development and project that I believed in and for the passionate fans. My dream was helping the club where it belongs. Wearing the captain's armband in some matches always made me proud. Everything must come to an end. I just did not expect it to end this way.What has happened and some things that was said about me in the last month has made me very sad. But I will not enter a war on words with anyone. The club don't deserve that, the fans don't deserve that, and to be hinesy, I don't feel that I deserve that. There are so many good and decent people in and around Everton who want the best for this club and not only for themselves and to them I can only say from my heart. I wish you the best. Thank you, to all you wonderful, proud and passionatee true Evertoniand. It had been an honour and a true pleasure to play for you, the fans, the people because a club does not belong to a player or a manager, but to the fans. I will always carry you with me in my heart wherever I go. Sometimes it only takes one person from outside to destroy a beautiful love affiar
The left-back will be the second signing of Aston Villa in this January transfer window following the arrival of Phillipe Coutinho from Barcelona until the end of the season.