Lucas Digne has his eyes firmly set on a Brazilian adventure this summer.
The Frenchman hasn’t had the easiest time acclimatising to life at PSG this term, stuck behind veteran Maxwell in the pecking order with only nine Ligue 1 appearances to his name.
Such a lack of minutes has been somewhat startling given that Les Parisiens sunk €15m into his capture from Lille last July, though with deep coffers can afford to take their time in bringing the highly-rated 20-year-old along.
The rumour mill has rather unsurprisingly seized on Digne’s situation at the Parc des Princes, and he was recently linked to both Liverpool and Tottenham two sides who could well use his services.
Despite the speculation-inducing dearth of playing time the left-back has found in the City of Lights, Digne recently received a massive boost in the form of his first full cap for France.
Les Bleus boss Didier Deschamps saw fit to call-up the youngster for this month’s friendly against the Netherlands - at Gael Clichy’s expense - slotting him in at half-time for Patrice Evra in the 2-0 victory.
Digne had been widely expected to miss out on the World Cup due to his relative inactivity with PSG, though the door now appears at least slightly open for him - assurances of course still non-existent.
Yet Digne appears to have been galvanized by the experience and remains hopefully of making the place for Brazil, not looking a player angling for a move this summer but fixated on football’s showpiece event.
“Since last year, things have changed very quickly,” he told RMC. “I have reached the maximum in arriving at PSG, but I’ve managed to keep my feet on the ground.
“The World Cup is a dream and a goal and I will strive to be there.”