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Liverpool transfer target completes move to join Euro giants, replacing Arsenal & Chelsea great

PSG defender Lucas Digne has completed a move to join AS Roma on loan.

The French left-back has joined the Giallorossi on a season-long loan deal, with the Serie A heavyweights paying €2.5m for the year, according to L’Equipe.

The 22-year-old will replace former Arsenal, Chelsea and England star Ashley Cole at Roma, with the left-back having been released from his contract with the domestic giants during the summer.

Digna moved to PSG from LOSC Lille in 2013, but despite picking up a pair of Ligue 1 winners medals at the Parc des Princes, he has failed to realise his potential. Digne has largely remained a backup for first-choice left-back Maxwell, while the arrival of Layvin Kurzawa from AS Monaco further pushes him down the pecking order.

The defender had been linked with a move to Liverpool earlier in the summer. The Reds lost another full-back, Javier Manquillo, when they ended his loan deal early, while Jose Enrique has rarely enjoyed Brendan Rodgers’s trust and has also been tipped with a move away from Merseyside.

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With Digne having moved to Roma, it remains to be seen whether Liverpool will recruit another player to compete with Joe Gomez and Alberto Moreno for the left-back berth.

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