The quarrel between Rafael Benitez and Lucas Digne was a hot topic conversation in the football world over the past few weeks, and it looks like the transfer window will confirm whether the Everton manager feels there is room to mend the fractured relationship with the left-back, or s ‘he will let him go to another club in the days and weeks to come.
What is the word?
Former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer has shared his thoughts on rumors of a training ground fault and the future of Digne at Goodison Park, claiming in an interview with GIVEMESPORT that the French will probably leave for new pastures in the near future.
The 56-year-old said: “Something has happened with him and the manager, without a shadow of a shadow, because he has been an exceptional performer for Everton. publicly, Benitez has not said anything other than the fact that he is not available. I think he will leave the club because there is a problem between him and the manager.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs before January, with a possible Chelsea loan deal looking like one of the most likely scenarios after Ben Chilwell suffered a end of season injury.
The fans will storm
Some Everton fans have taken to social media in reaction to the speculative fallout between the two and subsequent reports linking the defender away from the club, all for a period of poor performance and form for the Toffees.
A fan of caramels tweeted in reaction to the alleged fallout: “I would much rather hunt Rafa than Digne. Rafa just throws anyone who defies his gruesome management, or has an ounce of flair and skill. Digne has shown more commitment to the club during his time with us than Rafa ever will. “
This might not prove to be a popular decision with some Everton supporters, like the one cited above, but a loan deal could be the ideal situation for Digne and Benitez to settle their differences, allowing the £ 110k-p / w gem to come back and make a fresh start in the preseason with the Toffees in the summer.
It certainly seems preferable that the club just get rid of him now because of an apparent feud that could be ironed out and then live on to regret the haste with which they showed him the door.
If Palmer’s prediction of a definitive exit from Digne comes to light, it could leave many Goodison Park loyalists furious, especially when he is one of the top tacklers on Benitez’s squad, winning 2.5 per game (behind only to Allan with 2.9).