Gary Neville spoke on the Overlap Live Fan Debate about the decisions made by Everton. He mentioned that the transfer of Lucas Digne was an absolute ‘shocker’. Also, he was furious about why they let go of Rafa Benitez days later of the Digne transfer.
Many would like to agree with Gary Neville on this matter. Digne was one of the best players for the blue side of Merseyside. But in the January transfer window, the player exited through the doors of Goodison Park. He signed for Steven Gerrard’s side Aston Villa.
The France international had beef with then Toffees coach Rafa Benitez. It was Villa who capitalized on the chance to bring the former PSG and FC Barcelona left-back to Villa Park.
With just 39 points from 38 games, Everton had one of the worst campaigns in their recent history. They lost 21 games this season and managed to win only 11 out of 38. Additionally, the Digne sale is one of the insane moments of their recently concluded campaign.
What Neville said
Neville spoke at length when asked to unfold his thoughts on Everton’s season. He said:
“That was a shocker that. Selling him (Digne), then sacking Benitez. That was unbelievable. That just told you how bad it was. They sold Lucas Digne and then basically three days later, they sacked the manager and got rid of one of your best players. It’s a shocker.”
Having a player of Digne’s quality and adding a couple of the same in the transfer window could’ve eased off the relegation threat for Everton. The Toffees selling one of their best players and within 72 hours later sacking their manager, tells the sorry state the club is in.
However, securing the services for Digne, the Villa Park outfit can think not to worry about buying a left-back. They can shift their focus on strengthening other spots of the squad which Gerrard & Co. doing pretty well. they already signed Philippe Coutinho and Boubacar Kamara on a permanent deal and will look to strengthen even further.
Follow our Twitter for more football updates.