Lucas Digne was born in Paris, France but moved to Brussels, Belgium when he was three. He currently plays for French top flight couriers Antibes Club and Vitesse. Lucas Digne first joined Belgian Pro League side Metz FC in 2021, playing one season for the club before moving to Everton. Lucas Digne has represented several European sides including Spanish side Valencia, Spanish second division side Racing de la Ceuta, Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon and Italian side Napoli.
Lucas Digne is currently a free agent and does not have a deal with English clubs at the moment. Many top-flight European sides are interested in having Lucas Digne on their squad, however he has made no overtures towards a move to England. Reports in the British media have indicated that Lucas Digne has requested a transfer to England and although the right move may be impossible, it will certainly be interesting to see how his career moves forward. Lucas Digne’s international career has been limited to being a substitute player so far, but given his age and inexperience in the premier league it would be great news if a club came in for him.
|Age||26 years old|
|Birth Date||July 20, 1993|
|Birth Place||Meaux, France|
Lucas Digne first joined the Belgian national team aged sixteen in 1998, making thirty appearances for the national team before leaving to join Spanish second division side Deportivo Alcantara in the summer of 2021. He then spent a spell with Belgian side NEC Nederland-Molen and then Spanish side Sporting de la Rioja. He was then loaned out by Spanish giants FC Barcelona to Italian side AC Milan and then relegated to Eredevise Jaap Stam as Reading were relegated from the Prem. Lucas finally returned to Spain in the summer of 2021 and spent two seasons with Levante before joining Watford permanently. It took Lucas just six months in England to make his international debut, coming on as a second half substitute against Japan in August 2021.
Lucas Digne has impressed at times during his time in English football and although Watford are languishing in the top half of the table, they do have a chance of getting a promotion back into the top division next season. Despite this though, Lucas Digne would much prefer to see a move abroad and play for a top European side where he feels he would immediately become a top player. In an interview with the Guardian, Lucas Digne stated that he felt leaving Watford was the best option for him at this time. “I am just happy to be here, in Watford, and playing football. I am not sure where I would like to play in Europe or go, it is not the easiest thing to decide.”
If the big leagues are not for you then why not consider the world cup? Lucas Digne feels that given the right circumstances, it could prove to be a very successful step towards a possible move to another top European team such as Spain, Italy or France. “The World Cup is the pinnacle of any players’ career,” continued the former England defender. “It is when you get a chance to represent your country in a competition where you should really show yourself. I am sure there will be many memories and great times when playing for the national team, especially at the world cup.”
Lucas Digne will always be remembered by the Watford fans for his efforts on the field as well as off it and many consider him to be a class apart from other defenders within the dressing room. With so many stars already in high demand at home and abroad it will be interesting to see how this talented youngster comes in at the end of the season. Will he challenge for a place at left back or start alongside either Ashley Young or Alan Smith at right back? Only time will tell and there will be plenty of action to watch at the end of the season. What remains certain is that Lucas Digne has put himself in the right position to be one of the finest young footballers of this season, if not the best.