I Joined Aston Villa Because Of Steven Gerrard – Premier League Star Speaks Out

French left-back Lucas Digne has joined Aston Villa from Everton on a deal worth up to £25m.
The 28-year-old fell out of favour at Everton this season under manager Rafael Benitez, who said last week Digne had asked to leave the club.

Digne, who has signed on a four-and-a-half-year deal, said he did not expect his time at Everton “to end this way”.

“When Lucas became available we jumped at the opportunity to bring him to the club,” said Villa boss Steven Gerrard.

“To sign a player of his pedigree and quality in the January window is a great addition to our squad and his arrival excites me and everyone associated with Aston Villa.”

Digne said he had joined Villa because of Gerrard.

“It was the main factor. I came here for the manager,” he said.

“I had a very good meeting with him and we spoke a couple of times during this month. I feel his desire to win – the attacking football, the possession.

“I feel it’s what I want and what I want to show to the fans.”

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