Everton fans have been reacting to a claim that they want to sign both Lucas Digne and Yerry Mina, and they’re absolutely delighted.
According to The Telegraph, Everton now want to sign both Mina and Digne from Barcelona to reinforce their defence.
The Toffees have been eyeing a move for Mina for quite some time, and it seems they have now identified Digne as a possible replacement for Leighton Baines.
Kieran Tierney was linked with a move to become the new left back at Goodison, but Celtic’s asking price was presumably too high.
Digne is now available due to his lack of playing time at the Nou Camp, and could follow Mina to Merseyside.
The 24 year-old is a full French international, and was brought in to compete with Jordi Alba. Having been unable to dislodge the Spaniard though, he could now be on the move for around £10m.
Mina may only be allowed to leave on loan rather than permanently, but the report claims Marco Silva and Marcel Brands are “desperate” to inject some new youth and quality into the squad, and the title-winning pair would be an excellent start.
The report has also been backed up by Paul Joyce, one of the most reliable journalists when it comes to northern football.
Fans are loving the double swoop, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Sign the entire Barca bench
— 🇸🇳 (@Niassesque) July 12, 2018
If this story is correct the two signings would be tremendous for us. Let see what happens.
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) July 13, 2018
What a double signing if it happens
— . (@BaganMichael) July 12, 2018
I just see the two Barca shirts and the snide bastard who scored a late equaliser against England, get to Goodison. ???
— Vive La France ????????? (@MainManMori) July 12, 2018
Brands seems set on signing “footballers” and I feel this is gonna be a very new look style of Everton. Play from the back, keep possession kinda stuff similar to all the top teams in Europe. Young and hopefully talented. Can see a big south american presence in the future too.
— Blackwatch78 (@blackwatch78efc) July 12, 2018
There are worse clubs to raid than Barca for summer signings. Happy with this
— Mark Langshaw (@MarkLangshaw) July 12, 2018
two great signings ??⚽️
— scott bartoncaldwell (@scozzabc) July 12, 2018
Very happy tbh. Both young, experienced and with a winning mentality?? let’s get them please @Everton
— Henry (@ItsAhnRee) July 12, 2018