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Danny Mills has revealed to the Football Insider that Everton left-back Lucas Digne could join Tottenham if the north Londoners sell Danny Rose this summer.
Mills also took time to praise the France international for his first season in the Premier League, and feels that the former Barcelona defender is now worth £40m – over double the £18m fee that the Toffees spent on him.
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Mills wrote: “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. He’s now worth £40m, 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.”
Mills touches upon the fact that Digne’s value has more than doubled since he arrived on Merseyside just a year ago, and it is testament to Everton that they managed to secure such a bargain in this day and age – the 25-year-old’s four goals and four assists last term have him amongst the Premier League’s best left-backs.
To get a left-back from Barcelona who is of international pedigree for just £18m in a time where teenagers are moving for fees of £113m (looking at you, Joao Felix) is pretty exquisite business from Everton and Marcel Brands – Mills is spot on to say that Digne’s value has soared since he became a Toffee.
The scary thing is thinking about just how much Digne could be worth next summer.