Liverpool should move to snap up wantaway PSG star Lucas Digne

Lucas Digne

Laurent Blanc has confirmed that the left-back is agitating for a Parc des Princes exit - which is an opportunity for the Reds.

Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc has confirmed that left-back Lucas Digne has expressed a desire to leave the Ligue 1 side, as per The Independent, which could be an excellent opportunity for Liverpool.

The 22-year-old is being Maxwell in the pecking order at the Ligue 1 champions and only started 14 league games last season for the capital city side.

Blanc has praised Digne for his attitude but revealed that the player believes his future is elsewhere.

“First, it is he who very clearly asked to leave,” The Independent quote Blanc as saying.

“For now, he is with us, he is very professional, he trains very well and has prepared excellently. He has shown the results in friendlies.

“This is firstly a very good thing for him and possibly for us, should he stay with us this season.”

Digne has been reported as a target for Liverpool, as per The Daily Mail, and with the player now seemingly available the Reds would be wise to move for the defender.

With Brendan Rodgers switching between a back four and three central defenders, his options on the flanks need to be comfortable playing both as full-backs and as more attacking-minded and hardworking wing backs.

Digne certainly fits the bill in this regard and has displayed for club and country excellent defensive abilities and that he can be a real asset on the front foot.

Nathaniel Clyne’s acquisition is an exciting addition and solves a problem on the right-hand side, but Alberto Moreno’s lukewarm debut campaign in England suggests that left wing-back is still an area that could be improved.

The Spaniard put in some excellent performances and got forward to create and scores goals on occasion, but at other times looks positionally naive and struggled to get to grips with the pace of Premier League football.

With Jose Enrique not possessing the manager’s confidence, Moreno does not currently have a real competitor for the left-back spot - something that Digne’s addition would change.

Available and sure to have plenty of suitors from across the continent, Liverpool should move quick to snap Digne up before another major side does.

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