Monday, May 13, 2013

Liverpool Target £8m Ligue 1 Starlet

Liverpool have held talks with Lille’s young star Lucas Digne in a bid to rejuvenate their defence, writes The Mirror.

The £8million rated defender is hot property and Brendan Rogers may be looking to splash his cash over the summer transfer period.

The French left-back has reportedly also been linked with Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City.

Dutch side Ajax and Italian club Udinese are also thought to be keeping tabs on the youngster.

The signing could spell the end of regular first team football for current defender Jose Enrique however.

Rogers will be looking to put Digne straight into the first team and if his performances reflect those he has produced during his time at Lille, Enrique could be losing out.

His current club could cash in on the player whilst he’s attracting interest from so many clubs.

The 19-year-old has made almost 50 appearances for Lille since rising through the youth ranks to the first team in 2011.

Digne has also represented his country at every youth level, from Under-16s to the Under-19s side.

The Kop will be looking to bolster the back line for next season to replace the hole left by veteran defender Jamie Carragher, who is set to retire.

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