Anfield side chase French international.
Liverpool have been given a boost in their pursuit of PSG left-back Lucas Digne with L’Equipe [via the Independent] quoting Parc des Prince boss Laurent Blanc as stating that the French international has asked to leave the Ligue 1 side.
The 22-year-old defender moved to the French capital side from LOSC Lille in July 2013 but has struggled to retain a foot-hold in Blanc’s first team set-up.
In his first season at the Ligue 1 side Digne made just 15 domestic league starts and last term managed just 14 and perhaps most tellingly the attack minded full-back didn’t start a single one of PSG’s Champions League fixtures.
Blanc has confirmed Digne has asked to leave, stating [via the Independent];
“First, it is he who very clearly asked to leave,
“For now, he is with us, he is very professional, he trains very well and has prepared excellently. He has shown the results in friendlies.
“This is firstly a very good thing for him and possibly for us, should he stay with us this season.” added Blanc.
Last season Brendan Rodgers used Alberto Moreno as his first choice left-back and can also call upon Jose Enrique and John Flanagan to fill the spot.
Digne could be an improvement on those options with the youngster considered one of the best young full-backs in Europe and a player who is criminally under-used at PSG.
Liverpool have greatly improved their right-back situation with Brendan Rodgers allowing Glen Johnson to leave the club to join Stoke City (via the Daily Mirror) before splashing £12m to bring in Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne (via the Liverpool Echo).