Lucas Digne is set for an exit from Barcelona in this summer according to reports. Digne didn’t have much chance as Jordi Alba has been the preferred choice for Luis Enrique throughout the season. He was signed from Paris Saint-Germain in the last summer but failed to clinch a proper spot in the Catalans starting lineup.

Jordi Alba hasn’t been in his best form this season as the Spaniard has often been left on the bench and Digne stepped up on a couple of occasions this season. He never looked that dangerous in a Catalan shirt but he does possess the qualities to thrive in that position. With Digne certain to leave the Nou Camp here are three possible destinations for him.


One of the clubs who desperately needs an option in this position is Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp had used James Milner as a makeshift left back this season and the English player passed the test with grace marks. But still Liverpool do need an upgrade to Milner and Digne would be an excellent choice.

The French international needs to work on his attacking attributes but defensively he is very sound. He does have the knack of bombing upwards but has to be very effective as fullbacks are an important part of the modern era. Alberto Moreno seems to be a surplus to requirements and could be offloaded this summer. Digne had been linked with the club earlier but this time, the deal might happen.

Stoke City

Mark Hughes had an awful season as Stoke City finished in the 13th position. The Potters struggled throughout this campaign and barely had any moment to rejoice. Eric Pieters hasn’t had a good season and Hughes needs to bring someone who would give an uplift to the team.

Digne has the experience of playing in one of the biggest clubs in the world with the likes of AS Roma and Barcelona and could use his experience in the Premier League to improve his game. The owner of the Potters is expected to back Hughes with sufficient money and Digne would be a good addition to the squad.

Inter Milan

The Serie A club invested heavily across the last transfer windows but failed to grind out the necessary results. Their Chinese owners are expected to inject a large chunk of money in the summer and Digne could be one of the arrivals to San Siro. Inter’s director of football Walter Sabatini has been trying to negotiate a deal for him. He brought the player to Stadio Olimpico when he was at AS Roma and the player might follow him once again.

Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.