Though Lucas Digne played all eight games for France in the 2014 World Cup, his chances of playing in the Euro 2016 are slim. Will a year at Anfield change that?
In the mind of PSG defender Lucas Digne, his road to Euro 2016 goes through Anfield – and it seems the Reds are more than happy to oblige.
According to the Metro, Digne is eager to go to a club where he can get considerably more starting time than he would earn at PSG in order to secure a spot on the French national team for Euro 2016. Digne’s agent Mikkel Beck said that his 22-year-old star client needs game-time in order to qualify for the competition and represent France – something he may be unable to do with Paris Saint-Germain next year.
“It’s simple: There are the Euros at end of the season and Lucas will no longer waste time,” Beck said. “He wants to re-join the France squad for Euro 2016. And that can only happen with game time.
“He must be able to play in a big club and, above all, to have a starting spot. Otherwise, it’s not worth leaving PSG.”
Digne has made 29 appearances for PSG over the last two seasons since signing on a €15 million transfer. But his value for the French national team has been very strong, with over 75 caps and 3 goals since 2008 for every “Under-” team in his country.
The Red struggled defensively last season, giving up nine goals in the final two weeks of the season and finishing with a goal differential of just four. The Anfield outfit also lost two of their biggest stars with legendary Steven Gerrard moving to the United States and joining the MLS, and selling prized midfielder Raheem Sterling to Manchester City.