Liverpool have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of Lucas Digne, after his agent insisted that he will move if it enhances his chances of earning a place in France’s Euro 2016 squad, the Metro
Former Middlesbrough and Derby County striker Mikkel Beck – who represents the Paris Saint-Germain defender – has claimed that the 22-year-old is willing to leave the Ligue 1 giants in search of regular first-team football.
“He wants to rejoin the France squad for Euro 2016. And that can only happen with game time,” he said.
That news is likely to alert Brendan Rodgers, as the Reds boss has been linked with making a bid for the left-back. However, Beck insisted that only a guaranteed place in the team will tempt him into leaving Laurent Blanc’s side.
“He must be able to play in a big club and, above all, to have a starting spot. Otherwise, it’s not worth leaving PSG,” he added.
While he may initially have been put off a switch to Anfield, with both Alberto Moreno and Joe Gomez already vying for a position in Rodgers’ line-up, the Daily Express suggest that Digne’s chances of getting what he wants on Merseyside may be about to become a lot greater.
Despite the Spaniard spending the majority of last season in the position, while Gomez continued his education with a handful of appearances for Charlton, the 18-year-old’s performances in pre-season – coupled with Moreno’s defensive frailties – could see the youngster oust his rival ahead of the new Premier League season, the Express report.
And Moreno’s possible exclusion from the side could see him decide to seek a new challenge, the Express suggest, with both Barcelona and Roma keen on signing the attack-minded defender.
With the 23-year-old potentially set to move on, Rodgers may find it easier to convince Digne that he will get regular first-team football at Anfield.