West Ham fans are absolutely buzzing about the prospect of signing Everton defender Lucas Digne in the January transfer window.
Unfortunately for West Ham, Chelsea and Newcastle are chasing the 43-capped France international’s signature as well (Sky Sports).
If there is any way at all of getting this done though, the West Ham owners should be moving heaven and earth to make it happen.
Digne is absolutely perfect for the Hammers. The Everton man is the ideal long-term replacement for Aaron Cresswell.
He won’t come cheap though. Sky Sports are speculating that it will take around £30 million to prise him away from Goodison Park.
Digne would be a superb addition for the Hammers on face value. Questions must be asked about his attitude, however, having vociferously called out Rafa Benitez on his tactics during training (The Athletic).
David Moyes won’t like all that kind of behaviour, but who knows…perhaps he feels as though he could get the best out of the former Barcelona man. He is brilliant when going forward, possesses an exceptional delivery and is a very solid defender with decent pace.
The French ace has all of the attributes needed to succeed as a top-class full-back in the modern game. He was recently described as an ‘incredible’ left-back by the Liverpool Echo.
And we’ve got to say, Digne would make a huge difference at West Ham, especially with Cresswell out injured and no return date pencilled in as yet.
West Ham fans react to links with Everton ace Digne
It seems as though the 28-year-old Toffees left-back would be a very popular addition to David Moyes’s ranks this month.
Aside from signing a striker and a centre-back, the addition of an elite left-back should be featuring very high up on Moyes’s wish-list.
Aaron Cresswell’s absence over the past five weeks or so has highlighted West Ham’s desperate need for a new left-back.
Arthur Masuaku quite simply isn’t good to fill in for Cresswell. The 28-year-old is a disaster waiting to happen. Every time he plays for us it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to suggest that we are a shambles defensively down the left hand side. Ben Johnson is more naturally suited to playing at right-back. Meanwhile, Emmanuel Longelo, as good as he undoubtedly is, is too young to be relied upon at Premier League level.
If Moyes manages to bring Digne to the London Stadium before the January transfer window slams shut it would be a really big statement signing from West Ham.
Some Hammers fans took to Twitter in delight at the rumours linking the 28-year-old Everton defender with a switch to East London this month…