Barca confirm Lucas Digne exit

Barcelona have confirmed Lucas Digne has left the club’s pre-season tour ‘to finalise his departure’ from the Camp Nou.

A multitude of reports say the French defender will join Everton in a deal worth a reported €20m after leaving Barca’s pre-season tour and returning to Spain on Monday, where he will finalise his move to Goodison Park.

A report in Diario Sport earlier this week said representatives of the Merseyside club were in the Catalan capital to discuss terms for the French left-back.

On Saturday, El Mundo Deportivo now say an agreement of a fixed €20m plus variables has been reached for the transfer of the Frenchman.

The report continued that a delay in an announcement is only because both clubs are also discussing Colombian international Mina.

The Blaugrana paid Palmeiras €11.6m for the 23-year-old in January, but he has played just five times for the Spanish champions.

Mina netted three goals in the World Cup as he impressed with Colombia and he has been linked to a host of clubs this summer including Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund.

Digne has played second fiddle to Jordi Alba in his time at the Blaugrana but has always produced reliable performances when called upon.

The former Paris Saint-Germain and Roma defender has made 47 first-team appearances across two seasons at Barca but only started eight league games last term.

Juventus and Bayern Munich had also been linked to the Frenchman earlier this year, with a summer departure from the club appearing increasingly likely.

Earlier this week, Everton boss Marco Silva admitted the club wanted to sign Digne, who moved to the Camp Nou in 2016 for a €16.5m deal.

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