Lucas Digne says his connection with Everton is like ‘an amazing wedding’ after committing his future to the club by signing a new long-term contract.
Digne has become a key figure for Everton since signing from Barcelona in 2018 and has established himself as one of the Premier League’s leading left-backs, with no defender in the division having provided more assists so far this season.
The 27-year-old has impressed during a season of progress for the Toffees and has now reaffirmed his commitment to the club by putting pen to paper on a new deal at Goodison Park.
Digne has spoken at his delight at signing an extension with his new deal set to expire in June 2025, revealing his happiness with life on Merseyside and praising the Everton fans for their continued support.
“The fans made me feel at home from the beginning, they showed me big love and created a song for me,” Digne told evertontv. “It is something I really appreciate and it is very important for me to keep the stability.
“We have a big project with the Club and can reach something very good at the end of this season and for the next few years.
“I want to play in Europe and Everton is the best place to do that.
“I have seen the progress every year since joining the Club, we are building a strong team.
“When you sign for Everton, it is like an amazing wedding. You just have to do your best every day to show Evertonians the love you have for them. That is what I do. I want to show them what they give me and it is just amazing.
“It was clear in my mind that I want to continue with Everton.”
Digne discussed both his and Everton’s improvement this season with the club currently five points outside the Champions League places with a game in hand, praising manager Carlo Ancelotti as the ‘perfect coach’ to keep the Toffees moving forward.
“All the team improved this season because we are stronger than last year,” Digne added. “Offensively and defensively, I worked a lot tactically with the manager.
“I played in different positions – I can adapt and I think I improved a lot this season.
“He [Ancelotti] won three Champions Leagues, he has this winning mentality. He has the experience. He knows when he can relax the group, when he can push us.
“He is the perfect coach for us.”
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