Mikkel Beck, the agent of Lucas Digne, spoke today to the microphones of Get French Football Now, here are his words:
Lucas Digne has had a very successful season on loan at AS Roma & has repeatedly stated his desire to stay there next season. Are you confident that that will be the case?
He has had an amazing season, probably the best of his career. He has really benefitted a lot from moving country, playing with new teammates, having new coaches and everything. It has been an amazing ride for him.
Yes, he would like to stay at AS Roma. We also know though that he is under contract with PSG so the two clubs have to find an agreement before Lucas can stay at AS Roma.
Can we expect a decision on Lucas Digne’s future to be made before or after the Euros?
Ideally we would like it to be done before the Euros, so then Lucas can focus 100% on the tournament.
Why do you think it is that he has disappointed a little this season for the French national team, compared to his excellent performances for AS Roma?
I think people have been extremely harsh on him after a couple of games. I can also remember great games for him with the national team this season. I think people forget about this.
We can say that in the last couple of games against Holland and Russia, he performed a little bit less than usual, but he has also had some good games. It happens to all footballers. I think you would agree with me when I say that in those two particular games, there were also other players who did not perform. They were less good days for the team in general.
I remember being in Denmark, where he played an unbelievable game. In general, I see this season as one of his best ever. Not only with Roma, but also with the national team.
What was your take on him ultimately being unable to dislodge Maxwell for a place in the starting XI at PSG, which lead to this AS Roma loan move?
I am a very big fan of Lucas Digne and I believe that he can play for most teams in the world. I also believe that he can play for PSG, but I am not the coach. At the end of the day, he decides the team.
So Lucas was not playing, so that is why we decided to leave. And now he is playing week in-week out with another big team at another big club. So it shows the level of Lucas as being one of the best left-backs in Europe.