Date: 7th July 2019 at 7:01am
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Former England and Leeds United right-back turned pundit Danny Mills has told Football Insider that he expects Everton’s Player of the Year Lucas Digne to leave Goodison Park within the next month, and join Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs were linked with a move for the French left-back in June, as the North London side began scouting potential additions they could target if Danny Rose were to move on in the current market.

It was claimed Everton informed Mauricio Pochettino’s side that they would need to pay a substantial figure and hand over Rose’s services if they were to snatch Digne from our clutches a year after joining from Barcelona, with Toffees chiefs confident his market value has doubled.

But if Spurs were to oppose Rose’s inclusion in a deal for Digne, Marcel Brands and Marco Silva may turn their efforts to Celtic and target Kieran Tierney’s as Digne’s replacement with the significant funds we would then have.

Tottenham no longer appear afraid of spending substantial figures if it means acquiring their top targets, as they recently smashed their club record to land Tanguy Ndombele from Olympique Lyonnais for €60million (£53.8m), with add-ons potentially taking the deal to €70m (£62.8m).

It would be unlikely that Daniel Levy would offer anywhere near that for Digne, no matter how highly-rated the French international defender is valued by those on Merseyside. Mills evidently rates the 25-year-old considerably, too, as he would not be surprised if he were sold for £40million.

“The merry-go-round has been given a big push by the Ndombele and [Jack] Clarke deals, and I’m expecting Tottenham to be busy for the rest of the window,” Mills said.

“There is talk of Lucas Digne going to Tottenham to replace Danny Rose if he leaves. There could be something in that, and it’s one to keep an eye on as a late window deal.

“He has been brilliant [for Everton]. He’s now worth £40million, more than double what they paid.

“He is technically very good, excellent going forward, and knows how to defend. He’s going to get even better as he gets more used to the Premier League.”

 

17 Replies to “Top pundit tips ‘excellent’ £40m Everton ace to leave Goodison Park within the next month”

  • Would be gutted to see him leave.. What a positive signing he has been for the club, attitude, 100% execution, 100%, trainees when first entering goodison Park, -100% but he has defo made up for that dropped bollock.
    P.S. Please dont sell our Digne

  • I would stop going to everton games if everton sell digne to spurs and take Danny rose who is rubbish this would mean Everton are going backwards and have no ambition to move forward. Think what you are doing the fans will turn on you.

    • If you think Danny Rose is rubbish you don’t know anything about football . He is better than Digne but is near the end of his career

    • I totally agree, we are looking to strengthen the team we already have, rose would be a step backwards.

    • Ye y r we selling r best players the likes ov Digne we shud b buyin not sellin were meant to b 1 ov the big 6 ha u havin a laugh get it sorted & buy players who deserve to were the shirt.

      • Gents, get real you are a selling club, you will never be consistently in the top 6, or even the top 10, and Danny Rose is an English international

    • Biggest crock of steaming doodoo ive heard in years,mills top pundit?leave it out…dignes in the 60 million pound bracket and who would want rose here as a swap/replacement.A story trumped up months ago this,and i bet marco and brands are wetting themselves every time they read this.Its just a player unsettling tactic and after all weve more cash than them lot…dream on.

  • If we are going to challenge for a top six place we can’t be letting the best players leave

  • “Top pundit” Danny Mills talking absolute rubbish and trying to stay relevant as usual! There is no way we’d let him go after one season let alone to Spurs. It’s just not happening.

  • Mills, stop trying to tap up our player, he is going nowhere, you are just trying to unsettle our player, it won’t work. You were never much of a player, so your view is best ignored.

  • Still pushing this Digne/Rose swap rubbish? Blues fans just voted him player of the year. He had a fantastic first season and plainly likes the club. He’s been the perfect replacement for the long serving Baines and he’s two years younger than Rose and twice the player. So what rational reason would Everton have to let him go to one of their main competitors? Thereby strengthening Spurs squad and weakening their own. Digne isn’t going anywhere.

  • If we sell lucas digne I will never go to goodison again under the leadership off Billy leir kenwright and if he is showing Farhad how to run a football club well this might happen and if it does fans will turn and should as well Everton via marcle brands need to go on social media and garentee fans this will not happen digne going to Tottenham nip it in the bud now before player gets unsettled by it all come Everton stand your ground for once massive mistake if they don’t

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