According to a report from Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona and Everton have in the last few hours completed a deal for left-back Lucas Digne in the region of 20 million euros, and the announcement from both clubs seems to be imminent.
The deal isn’t quite done yet because Everton also want to sign Yerry Mina and make a double announcement, but those negotiations are more difficult than Digne and could take a little longer to be completed since a few other clubs are currently in talks with Barça for the Colombian defender.
Regardless of whether or not they manage to sign Mina, Everton will have Digne as part of their squad for next season. The 25-year-old will join them on what’s likely to be a five-year contract, and the Toffees will be looking to solve a problem in the position with the decline of Leighton Baines in recent seasons.
Barça will be losing a very solid contributor who was never bad, but also never great. Digne never threatened Jordi Alba for the starting spot, but provided good enough play whenever Alba was injured or rested. But making good money on Digne while giving an exciting Barça B player like Marc Cucurella a chance in the first team is not a bad deal. At all.