As Everton ace Lucas Digne responds to a transfer offer, Newcastle’submit a swap deal bid for him.’
Everton full-back Lucas Digne has joined Newcastle United.
According to reports, Newcastle has made a player-plus-cash bid for Everton left-back Lucas Digne, involving midfielder Sean Longstaff.
After completing a £12 million deal to sign Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid, the Magpies have begun their January transfer business.
On Wednesday afternoon, the England international arrived in Tyneside for a medical and to complete his transfer.
Newcastle’s spending spree will continue, with a full-back, a centre-back, and a striker on the horizon.
Newcastle’s Saudi-backed consortium is willing to go to any length to keep the club in the Premier League.
According to Sky Sports News, the Magpies have made an offer of £22.5 million for Digne, which includes midfielder Longstaff.
However, the Frenchman is said to be apprehensive about moving to St James’ Park, putting an end to Newcastle’s hopes of completing a deal.
Following a squabble with Rafael Benitez in the changing room, Digne has lost favor at Goodison Park.
Despite having to settle for a bench spot against Brighton, he was dropped from the Everton squad and has since been reintroduced.
Benitez is unlikely to call on Digne again now that he has signed Vitaliy Mykolenko of Dynamo Kyiv as a replacement.
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Digne, on the other hand, is keen on joining Chelsea, who are currently considering a move.
After losing Ben Chilwell for the remainder of the season, the Blues require full-back cover.
A hamstring injury has sidelined Reece James for eight weeks.
Everton manager Rafa Benitez is a big fan of Longstaff, with whom he previously worked at Newcastle.
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That’s why the Magpies have decided to take a chance and try to entice the Toffees by including him in the deal.
Longstaff, on the other hand, appears to have found a new midfield partnership with Joelinton at Newcastle under Eddie Howe.
Newcastle’s manager, on the other hand, is willing to put his faith in those in charge of the club’s transfer business up top.
Following that, a striker is on the agenda.
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