Serie A giants secure deal for former Man United and Liverpool transfer target

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Paris Saint-Germain left-back Lucas Digne has agreed to move to AS Roma, according to reports in Italy, in light of interest from the Premier League.

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Earlier this season, RMC [via the Daily Star] indicated that a pair of EPL sides were considering a move for the France international. Digne—who represented Les Bleus at the 2014 World Cup—has previously attracted interest from Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.

However, according to Il Messagero [via Le 10 Sport], any interested Premier League parties appear to have been beaten to the player’s signature by AS Roma, with the Italian source reporting that the domestic giants secured a deal for the left-back a month ago.

The club’s sporting director Walter Sabatini opted to move for the player on the behest of his coach, Rudi Garcia, and was able to speed up the negotiations once Roma had secured a place in next season’s Champions League.

The defender arrived at PSG in 2013 on a €15million from LOSC Lille, where he first broke into Ligue 1.

Digne has struggled to break into Laurent Blanc’s first team ahead of Brazil international Maxwell—and has delivered a series of nervous and underwhelming performances when he has been given the opportunity with the French champions this season.

It may be that a fresh start away from the Parc des Princes will be the best way for the one-time prodigy to rediscover his form in the professional game.