The Sun. A paper that divides opinion, to say the least, and one that is hardly a respected outlet for most people.
Obvious reasons aside, the paper hasn’t developed the best reputation over the years, and their latest story on Everton’s need for a Lucas Digne replacement – based on The Sun’s ‘revelation’ – has done little to restore any credibility on their part.
The Toffees secured the signing of the France international from Barcelona back in the summer for a fee of £18m, or did they?
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As The Sun report, Marco Silva’s side will be in need of a replacement for Digne when the 25-year-old returns to Catalonia upon the expiry of his season-long loan deal at Goodison Park – this, obviously, isn’t true, as the former Lille man signed a five-year contract.
Astonishingly poor reporting, that.
Again, to make matters worse, the man who The Sun have tipped as Digne’s replacement on the blue half of Merseyside is none other than Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier.
To give them a slither of credit, the England international’s future could be in doubt at Spurs after a woeful season, so to link him with a move away makes a shred of sense.
Contrastingly, what makes no sense whatsoever is the fact that Trippier is a right-back, whilst Digne is a left-back.
Basically, The Sun have linked a right-back with a move to Everton, to replace a left-back who is set to return to his parent club after his loan deal ends, despite him not being on loan. Nice one.
Credit to them, those masterminds over at The Sun still haven’t realised their error. The story has been up on their site for six days now, so at least they’re loyal to their nonsense.