Speaking exclusively to Get French Football News, FC Barcelona left-back Lucas Digne’s agent Mikkel Beck went back through the events of the summer that led to the French international’s move to the Catalan club.
“We were in a situation in the summer where we wanted to leave Paris and we had some options. But, Barcelona is a club that has always been following Lucas since he was 15 or 16 years old and I have always been in regular contact with this club about him. We had to see first of all whether Roma wanted to or could keep him or not.
Because they had a buying option, so in that case there was not really a lot that we could do until the buying option ran out which it did in the middle of June. From that day on we could start talking to other clubs, which we did but we also spoke with Barcelona.
We weighed the opportunity to go the best club in the world and work with an incredible coach like Luis Enrique with the best players arguably in the world. We weighed that very highly and Lucas was very clear from the beginning when he heard about their interest that that could be the dream move for him.
And after having spoken with Luis Enrique, after knowing very well the project he was going into, he didn’t think twice. We went quickly and we sealed the deal and we have never looked back.
We spoke to some other clubs as well, there were some other clubs showing interest, also some big English sides. But in the end, we decided to move quickly when Barca came in we did the right thing. Lucas right I said is at the right club where he should be.
We are not thinking anymore about who were interested, we are thinking that we did the right thing to sign for Barca and he is living his dream. I think Lucas has played so much more than everyone would have expected him to so quickly and I think he has responded very, very positively and he has played at a very high level.
He has shown everyone that he is where he should be and he also knows and feels that he is at the biggest club in the world and he is living his dream, and can’t wait to stay for many years in this club and become hopefully another Barca legend.”
Read the interview in full here.