Premier League

Rafa Benitez doesn’t want him and now Aston Villa could be his new team

Villan's coach Steven Gerrard personally requested his addition.

Everton is asking $40 million for his economic rights.
Everton is asking $40 million for his economic rights.

The French international hasn’t had the best relationship with his coach, Rafa Benitez, on the last year, and he now could be on the move as teams are gathering interest in the left-back, especially Aston Villa, who wants to acquire the player after Gerrard personally requested him.

Read more: His return to Premier League is to help his team to avoid relegation

He joined Everton back in 2018 and is under contract with the Toffees until 2025, but his problems with Benitez might help quicken his departure from Goodison Park. So far this season, he’s played 14 games, but was left out of the squad for six games and has seen another one from the bench, most of them in the past month.

Everton could consider selling the player to avoid further problems with the Spanish coach, and seeing Steven Gerrard’s interest, they could accept an offer from Aston Villa for around $40 million, a figure that the Villans might be willing to pay to have their second signing, alongside Coutinho’s.

Read more: He didn’t have a place in Barcelona and now joins Aston Villa hoping for more playing time

Not the only team interested in Digne

Newly multimillionaire Newcastle United are also interested in acquiring the French left-back to join Kieran Trippier on the defensive side of their team, as part of a mid-season rebuilding in hopes of avoiding relegation this season.

Jorge Castro Amézquita

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