FilGoal | News | New Aston Villa player: I joined the team for Steven Gerrard

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New Aston Villa defender Lucas Digne has explained that the presence of Steven Gerrard as coach of the team is one of the main reasons for joining the Villains.

Aston Villa announced on Thursday the signing of defender Lucas Digne from Everton.

“I came here for Steven Gerrard, he was the main reason,” Denny said in statements to his new club’s website.

“I had a good meeting with him and we spoke several times during this month. I feel his desire to win, to play attacking football, possession.”

“I feel that’s what I want and what I want to show to the fans,” he added.

Deeney became Villas second signing this winter, after Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.

“I’m really happy to be here, it’s a big project after signing Philippe Coutinho and the club spending a lot of money last summer.”

“The project is really interesting, you can see that the project is going in the right direction, and I think all the players want to be here and part of this project.”

Deni appeared in 43 international matches with the French national team.

The French international has previously played for Paris Saint-Germain, Roma and Barcelona.

The 28-year-old won the league title in France and Spain, and participated with his country in the World Cup and European Championships.



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