Aston Villa have completed the signing of Lucas Digne from Everton for a fee of around £25 million on a permanent basis.
Aston Villa confirmed the signing of the left-back on its official website on Thursday, January 13th, 2022. The club's manager Steven Gerrard expressed his delight concerning the signing of the player.
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.
The 28-year-old said Steven Gerrard was the main reason he signed for Villa. According to him, speaking to the English man gave him an understanding of what the club wants to achieve hence why he decided to join Aston Villa.
It was the main factor. I came here for the manager. I had a very good meeting with him and we spoke a couple of times during this month. I feel his desire to win, to show his football as a manager; the attacking football, the possession. I feel it is what I want and what I want to show the fans. I am really happy to be here. It is a big project after the signing of Philippe and the club spending a lot of money last summer. The project is really interesting. You can see from last summer that the project is in a good way, and I think all the players want to be here to be part of this project. I will try to bring myself. I am a winner and I want to win every time and show my quality.
Digne has 43 caps for France and has been in the Premier League since 2018 at Everton.