West Ham United’s supporters have taken to social media in numbers on Friday, to send a message to the club’s board pertaining to Everton star Lucas Digne.
The name of left-back Digne has of course taken its place centre stage in the English football headlines over the course of the last week.
This comes on the back of a falling out between the former Barcelona man and Everton boss Rafael Benitez, culminating in Digne being dropped from the club’s matchday setup for their last two outings
Understand Lucas Digne was available to play against Arsenal. #EFC full back left out after disagreement with Benitezhttps://t.co/SwVlbGHvj8
— Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) December 8, 2021
And, if the latest efforts of those in a position of power at Goodison Park ahead of the January transfer window are anything to go by, then it appears that Digne’s exclusion may yet prove to be far from temporary.
As confirmed by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Toffees have already swooped to secure reinforcements on the left of the club’s back-4.
Ukrainian international Vitaliy Mykolenko is understood to have undergone a medical on Merseyside earlier today, ahead of a big-money winter arrival from Dynamo Kyiv:
EXCL: Ukraine left back Vitaliy Mykolenko is currently undergoing his medical as new Everton player, here we go! 🔵🇺🇦 #EFC
He’s set to join Everton from Dynamo Kiev on a permanent move, final price around €21/23m. Personal terms agreed. pic.twitter.com/RWzYk7Rctk
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 17, 2021
And Mykolenko’s imminent arrival, in turn, has since only culminated in the speculation surrounding Digne’s position at Goodison kicking up another notch.
A whole host of potential destinations have been touted for the 28-year-old, amid the widespread agreement that, in all likelihood, Digne has already played out his final appearance in Everton’s colours.
One set of supporters who appear particularly keen on their side taking advantage of the situation, meanwhile, are those of a West Ham persuasion.
Taking to social media on Friday evening, droves of Hammers fans have called for the brass at the London Stadium to sanction a January swoop, to reinforce what has evidently been identified as an area of weakness in the club’s squad:
Sign Digne @westham
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) December 17, 2021
Necessay right now !! Masuaku is a disaster
— Robin Friday (@Robin_Fridai) December 17, 2021
Come to West Ham
— Callum (@Copysnot526thh) December 17, 2021
Sign Digne right now @WestHam https://t.co/1yMxvL1GbN
— ً (@_ghzst) December 17, 2021
I’ve been saying this since his reported falling out with Rafa cress has got a maximum of a season left and we rely heavily on him and digne is a solid lb with a great delivery and is a set piece master
— Isaac Baillie (@IsaacBaillie1) December 17, 2021
Digne, Ake, Origi and @JesseLingard please @WestHam.
— Noah Mead (@NoahMead9) December 17, 2021
What price is Digne?
I would take him at West Ham for right price!! https://t.co/1uZzbTOgZA
— Jason O’Connor (@Jayoconnor8) December 17, 2021
On a loan it is a no brainer.
— Neil Fitzgerald (@NeilFitzUk) December 17, 2021
Digne would be such good competition for Cresswell omg https://t.co/ypakndX4T8
— Joe little033 (@baphap01) December 17, 2021
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