Manchester United and Chelsea fight over Lille’s fullback Lucas Digne
Manchester United is reportedly moving in for Lille defender Lucas Digne. Sir Alex Ferguson is now well aware of what an injury crisis can do to Manchester United’s defensive department. In order to avoid such a calamity in the future, the Scotsman will most certainly be interested in signing a defender during the winter transfer window.
Chelsea is also interested in acquiring the services of Lucas Digne. The Champions League winners have few quality replacements for defenders. John Terry, Gary Cahill and David Luiz are the only prominent center backs, who are often forced to play as full backs if Branislav Ivanovic or Ashley Cole gets injured.
With the ongoing problems in Ashley Cole’s contract renewal, Chelsea will be happy to sign in Lucas Digne. The 19-year-old Frenchman actually plays as a left back for Lille. This is also why Manchester United wants to bring the Lucas Digne to Old Trafford.
Sir Alex Ferguson is finally growing tired of Patrice Evra’s inconsistent form. The gaffer plans on installing Lucas Digne in his position or at least making him Patrice Evra’s apprentice.
In an interview to Sport24, Lucas Digne claimed he was proud to have earned interest from Manchester United and Chelsea. The youngster was also exuberant to have made it into the French Under-21 squad.
“I am naturally very pleased to have been named in the French under-21 squad and welcome the news that my selection is followed in Britain by Manchester United and Chelsea,” Lucas Digne said.
With speculation of Nemanja Vidic and Ashley Cole’s exit from Manchester United and Chelsea, Lucas Digne has a real chance of joining one of these Premier League clubs. Moreover, Lucas Digne has already made his mark in the Champions League and can be bought at a reasonable price of £4 million.
If Manchester United or Chelsea lay off from Lucas Digne, some other club will probably pick up the youngster. Manchester City, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain certainly won’t mind spending £4 million on Lucas Digne.