Football pundit Danny Mills has suggested that it would not be reasonable for Everton to let go of defender Lucas Digne, following his impressive debut season at the club.
The Frenchman left Barcelona last summer to move to the Premier League, joining an Everton side who were looking for a reliable and permanent replacement for Leighton Baines.
After his first nine months as a player at Goodison Park, Digne has maintained a spot in the starting eleven, making 38 appearances in all competitions with 33 of those appearances being starts.
The 25-year-old might have a few flaws in his game to iron out, but there was no question about his ability last season as he contributed to nine goals – four goals scored and five assists recorded.
Even though Digne has only spent one season at Everton, there has been some talk (the Sun) about him possibly attracting the interest of Prem rivals Tottenham this summer.
But Danny Mills has suggested that selling the Frenchman would not be an ideal move for the Toffees.
“Why would Everton want to sell Lucas Digne?” Mills told Football Insider.
“They brought him in last summer and he has been brilliant. He’s now worth £40million, more than double what they paid.”
“He’s a very good left-back. I first watched him play at the Under-20s World Cup and he looked a top young player. He is technically very good and he will get better as he gets more used to the Premier League.”