With Jason Burt of the Telegraph claiming the other day that the deal for Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne was now a done deal – plenty of Everton fans have been reacted to the news on social media.
I’m told Lucas Digne has signed for Everton…
— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) July 27, 2018
The 25-year-old La Liga title-winning fullback has long been linked with a move to Goodison Park this transfer window as we looked for a long-term replacement for Leighton Baines as he comes to the twilight of his career and it has felt like it would only be a matter of time before he was officially announced.
The above tweet and a twist in the press this last weekend has only strengthened that belief but as I type the deal remains unofficial and unannounced. That hasn’t stopped some from celebrating the potential capture, especially as it enables fans to focus on a possible positive this summer and not our run of performances or results in the pre-season campaign so far.
The expectation seems to be that the deal will be announced either later today or Tuesday it seems.
Baines is one of our best players ATM so I don't understand why we're not strengthening midfield urgently. This pre season has been a waste of time coz half the squad is missing. Now they'll need time to get fit. @EvertonBlueArmy @Everton
— Chris Christianson (@CrisCristianson) July 27, 2018
We need to sort out the defence. Baines needs competition and 3/4 of our centre backs aren’t doing it at the moment.
— Everton Blue Army (@EvertonBlueArmy) July 27, 2018
We don’t half drag a transfer out
— goodisonblue???????? (@goodisonblue2) July 27, 2018
— scott carey (@slcarey_) July 27, 2018
The day we sign players smoothly and quickly is the day I will start to think things are improving at the club.
— Stephen Reeves (@ste_reeves) July 27, 2018
Yes I believe both be good signing would like us sign one more in midfield
— alex prout (@AlexProut) July 27, 2018
Good going forward, average defensively but needs a good run of games. He’s no Tierney but hopefully he shows some grit and becomes a Coleman
— theJackal (@EFCevs) July 28, 2018
— Leemarsh (@Leemars15402304) July 27, 2018