Everton could sanction the sale of Lucas Digne next year following his recent disagreement with manager Rafa Benitez.
Digne has been the regular left-back for the Toffees, but he was recently left out of the matchday squad against Arsenal.
The Athletic now reveals that the defender was dropped by Benitez after criticising his style of play with his teammates around him.
Digne disagreed with Benitez’s defensive tactics and counter-attacking approach. This has now cost him his starting spot.
Ben Godfrey was picked at left-back on Monday, and it is now reported that Digne could head for the exit door soon.
The defender has barely seen eye to eye with the manager and believes he can’t express himself under Benitez’s system.
His creativity has visibly taken a hit this term, while he is also frustrated after being taken off set-piece duty.
The situation appears unlikely to improve, and the club could be open to offers for Digne next year.
The Toffees could not spend significantly over the summer as they were close to the Financial Fair Play limit.
However, Benitez will be offered funds for new signings in January after recouping funds from James Rodriguez’s sale.
Digne is in the prime of his career, and it won’t be a surprise if he leaves after falling out with the Spanish tactician.
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