Lucas Digne is a professional French footballer who plays at full left-back position.His lightning fast dodges and sharp passing skills helped him to sustain in the French national team at different age groups and eventually in the core national team of France. He also played for some popular clubs like Lille, PSG, Rome and Barcelona.
Lucas was born on 20 July 1993 in Meaux city of Ile-de-France region. He began his youth career in 1999 while playing for a local club, Mareuil-sur-Ourcq.After having a spell of 3 years, he switched to Crepy-en-Valois for a 3 year youth set-up. He went on to play for an old and popular French club, Lille OSC, in the French association football.
After playing for 6 years in the youth academy of Lille, the club signed a professional contract of 3 years with him on 27 July 2010. He made his professional debut on 26 October 2011 in a 6–1 victory over Sedan in the Coupe de la Ligue. During his tenure, he made 49 appearances for the club and played vital role in the defense. He also scored at 2 times.
On 17 July 2013, Digne signed a five-year deal with Paris Saint-Germain for a whooping €15 millions. He played 29 games for PSG and showed his perfect aerial prowess at crucial time. He was the member of the squad in Coupe de la Ligue and of Trophee des Champions, for 2013 and 2014 seasons.
He was signed on loan for €2.5 millions by a Italian football club based in Rome, A.S. Roma.
Digne made 33 appearances in the season and even scored at 3 times.
His decorated career earned him accolades and he was signed by the very prestigious, Barcelona for a fee was €16.5 million. On 14 August 2016, Digne made his first appearance for Barcelona in a 0–2 victory against Sevilla in the 2016 Supercopa de Espana. Since the, he had made 27 appearances for the club and he was also the member of the squad in Copa del Rey 2016-17.
Rise to glory
He was the member of the squad in U20 World Cup victory in 2013. He also played for France at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 European Championship, where France beacame the runner-up.
Digne was a very talented lad, who covers plenty of ground with his fine pace and excellent crossing ability. This skill of his, made him a prominent member of the French national youth system. He represented the country at all the age levels. Despite his youth, Digne came to the core national team with more than a century of pro International games behind him.
He made 20 appearances for the France in the 2016 season and was renowned for his defensive capabilities, with well-timed tackles.