Liverpool might have signed seven new players already this summer, but one name that continues to be linked with us is that of Paris Saint Germain full-back Lucas Digne.
Our squad certainly looks to be a little short on options for both the right and left hand side of defence. Joe Gomez is the only man likely to provide the back-up for Nathaniel Clyne and Alberto Moreno as things stand, with Jon Flanagan injured, Andre Wisdom loaned out and Jose Enrique banished from the first-team (via The Guardian).
Digne, who is a left-back by trade and a full-French international, would certainly add further strength to our squad and would provide more than useful competition for Moreno.
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The 22-year-old was also the subject or a series of quotes from French football journalist Andrew Gibney today – as the Liverpool Echo reports. He has said, in no uncertain terms, that we would be mad to turn down the chance to sign the player – should we get the opportunity to do so.
Gibney, who writes for FourFourTwo and Unibet among others, said: “Saturday’s showpiece game in Canada could also be the last time we see Lucas Digne in a PSG shirt. The 22-year-old France international has been linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, and a move would make perfect sense as the Merseyside club only have one natural left-back in their squad in Alberto Moreno, given that Jose Enrique is set for an exit.
“Teenager Joe Gomez, a new signing from Charlton Athletic, has been touted as a possible option in that position, but given the chance to sign a player with experience in the Champions League and on the international stage, Liverpool would be naïve not to explore the opportunity.”
Food for thought for Liverpool’s transfer committee, who we’d like to think still hold an ace up their sleeves after allowing Wisdom to leave the club on his third successive short-term deal.