Liverpool have already acquired seven players this summer, but reports continue to link us with more.
Brendan Rodgers and the transfer committee have acquired a backup keeper in Adam Bogdan, a new right-back in Nathaniel Clyne, a wonderkid defender in Joe Gomez, two fantastic Bosman deals in James Milner and Danny Ings and £60m worth of attacking talent in Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino – but one name continues to surface.
And that’s Lucas Digne, PSG’s French international left-back, who struggled to get into the side last year due to Maxwell.
Digne is 22-years-old, terrifically talented and as good offensively as he is feisty at the back, and if there was one position we were noticeably short, it’s probably left-back.
According to Canal-Supports.com, cited here in a tweet by Get French Football, two PSG supremos have been in England discussing transfers.
President Al Khelaifi & Olivier Létang have been in London since the weekend, have also held talks with Liverpool for Lucas Digne. (CS)
— Get French Football (@GFN_France) July 27, 2015
They’re closing in on signing Angel di Maria from Manchester United, and this report claims they’ve been talking to Liverpool about selling us Digne, too.
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We currently have only Alberto Moreno, the surplus to requirements Jose Enrique, and Gomez capable of playing at left-back – so it wouldn’t necessarily harm us to secure the spot by acquiring Digne.
Moreno though is a 23-year-old Spanish international, and surely deserves another season to prove his mettle in England after signing from Sevilla in 2014. What’s more, Gomez’s pre-season form suggests it’d be similarly wrong to sign another player blocking his path to the first-team.
For a bargain fee, Digne would do no noticeable damage, but we feel we need to give Moreno and Gomez as many chances as possible to make the left-back spot their own – and having already signed plenty of new players – we should focus on developing what we already have.