West Ham United are interested in a deal to bring Lucas Digne to the London Stadium in the January transfer window.
That’s according to a claim by Pete O’Rourke, who revealed in a recent interview with GIVEMESPORT that David Moyes will be considering a move for the Everton left-back this month, as the 58-year-old Hammers boss is looking to bring in greater depth behind the injured Aaron Cresswell.
In relation to West Ham’s potential interest in Digne, O’Rourke said: “I’m sure they’ll be looking at him if they are looking for a left-back. I know in the summer, they tried to get a left-back to provide cover to Cresswell. Obviously, that need is heightened even more now with Cresswell’s injury.”
Considering just how impressive Digne has been for Everton in recent seasons, the news that West Ham will be considering the possibility of making a move for the France international this January is sure to have left the London Stadium faithful buzzing.
Indeed, over his 30 Premier League appearances last time out, the £27m-rated defender was in remarkable form for the Toffees, helping his side keep nine clean sheets, registering seven assists and creating a whopping 11 big chances for his teammates, as well as making an average of 1.6 key passes per game.
The 28-year-old also impressed in metrics more typical of his position, making an average of one interception, 2.1 tackles, 2.4 clearances and winning 6.5 duels per fixture.
Furthermore, with Digne and Rafael Benitez’s relationship believed to have broken down, it has been reported that the Toffees manager would be willing to part with the left-back in the current transfer window, as long as an offer of around £25m is lodged.
As such, not only would the former Barcelona defender make an excellent addition to Aaron Cresswell on the left of Moyes’ backline at West Ham, a deal for the 43-capped international would also appear to be one that the Hammers board could easily afford – something of a win-win situation for the East London side.