Roma has sealed the deal with left back Lucas Digne from Paris Saint-Germain. The young Frenchman joins the Italian club on loan with an option to make the move permanent.
Digne, 22, came to PSG in 2013 after two impressive seasons with Lille. But he struggled with the Parisians and never managed to really squeeze out Maxwell for the starting job. After two seasons and 29 league appearances for PSG, he heads to the Italian capital instead to join AS Roma. The club announced the signing on their website on Wednesday.
Roma paid PSG a €2.5 million loan fee for the 2015/2016 season and has the option to pay the buyout clause ahead of the following season to make the move permanent.
Digne spoke to Roma TV after getting presented at his new club.
“I chose AS Roma because it’s a legendary club with a big history,” Digne said. “I know that in this city and at this club there’s everything you need to have success.”
The deal was part of a left back carousel in the European soccer world on Wednesday, where Digne left PSG for Roma, PSG signing Layvin Kurzawa from Monaco, and Monaco bringing in Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid on loan.
Digne has been a part of the France youth national teams all the way from U-16 to U-21 picking up 72 youth caps in total. He made his debut in the French senior national team in 2014 and was part of France’s squad in the World Cup in Brazil. He has 8 caps for his country at senior level.