Aston Villa’s swoop for Arsenal star pushes Lucas Digne towards exit

A headline member of the defensive setup at Premier League outfit Aston Villa is inching towards the exit door, according to reports.

The player in question? Lucas Digne.

For those not aware, Unai Emery and co. are currently in the process of revamping the left-back ranks at Villa Park.

Evidently of the opinion that the position represents something of a weak point in the club’s squad, the Claret and Blue hierarchy today kicked into gear negotiations with their counterparts at Arsenal.

This comes with Gunners talent Nuno Tavares having been identified as a key target:

Should Tavares ultimately make his way to Aston, though, then a departure, it would appear, will too be required.

And, as alluded to above, the man expected to make way from Villa’s squad comes in the form of Lucas Digne.

French international Digne has featured from the off in each of his side’s first two outings of the Premier League campaign.

As revealed by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, though, the former AS Roma and Barcelona man is inching towards a return to his home country, with OGC Nice.

‘OGC Nice are advancing in talks to sign Lucas Digne from Aston Villa.’

Negotiations between Villa and Nice are understood to be based around a potential season-long loan, featuring an option to buy.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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