With Everton’s Lucas Digne being axed, Allan Saint-Maximin makes a transfer request to Newcastle.
LUCAS DIGNE is expected to leave Everton after Rafa Benitez expressed his dissatisfaction with the club.
Allan Saint-Maximin has made a cheeky request to Fabrizio Romano, the transfer guru, about Everton’s Lucas Digne.
After a squabble with Rafa Benitez, the France international appears set to leave Goodison Park.
Allan Saint-Maximin joked with Fabrizio Romano about Digne joining Newcastle in January.
The France left-back has fallen out of favor in recent weeks and is now being linked with a move to Chelsea, where Ben Chilwell will be out until the end of the season.
However, it appears that Digne will not be visiting Tyneside, much to Saint-Maximin’s dismay.
“Lucas Digne will leave Everton, never in doubt,” Romano tweeted.
Three Premier League clubs are interested; the next week will be crucial; Chelsea is still deciding on the LB situation.
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“Digne will not be joining Newcastle once more.”
No way, and Lille is still hopeful of keeping Sven Botman.”
Saint-Maximin, on the other hand, had a cheeky response to the tweet, asking Romano if he would be lining up alongside his fellow countryman anytime soon.
Saint-Maximin tweeted, “Ok Fabrizio, just to clarify, is Lucas Digne going to join Newcastle?”
Toffees manager Rafael Benitez was candid about Digne’s desire to leave Goodison Park, admitting that he couldn’t stop a disgruntled player from leaving.
He stated, “It was very clear.”
“I’d like to ask each and every fan or former player a question.”
“It’s simple, Peter Reid would tell a player who doesn’t want to be there.
“I spoke with him a few times, and he told me what he thought.
So, what do you think a manager should do if a player is considering quitting?”
“When I was talking about Peter Reid, I was talking about someone who cares, who was always pushing for the best from everyone on the pitch,” he added, clarifying his remarks about the club legend.
“That was the concept.”
So when I say that, I’m referring to my own desire for complete control over the players.
When they don’t do that, I get irritated.”