FC Barcelona have announced the signing of France international Lucas Digne from Paris Saint-Germain. The young left-back signed a 5-year-deal which will keep him at the club until 2021.
Barcelona revealed they paid a fee of €16.5m (£14m) for the 22-year-old defender, with another €4m possible additional fee based on individual and team results.
Lucas began his career at Lille, making his debut for the first team in the season 2011/12. His performances brought him to the attention of Paris Saint-Germain and in 2013 he joined the club from the French capital.
He spent two seasons with the current French league champions before going out on loan to Italian side AS Roma at the start of last season in order to gain valuable playing time and experience.
Last season he was an important part of As Roma’s squad, playing 43 games in all competitions for the Italians, all as a starter. In the Champions League he came up against FC Barcelona on two occasions in the group stage, starting both the 1-1 draw in Rome and the 6-1 defeat at Camp Nou.
He has represented France at all levels, making his debut for the senior national team in 2014 in an international friendly against Netherlands. Since than he reached 13 appearances. He was part of France squad in the recent Euro 2016 tournament, his national team reaching the final.