Lucas Digne is no longer an option: Everton will sign Mykolenko



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Lucas Digne is no longer an option: Everton will sign Mykolenko

Vitaliy Mykolenko arrives at Goodison Although the winter market will only open in two weeks, we already have the first lucrative transfer in England. The field was prepared in advance by Everton and in the coming days - maybe tonight - they could get a new left back.

Namely, as the reliable transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reports, the club from Liverpool has agreed to buy the football player of Kiev Dinamo, Vitaliy Mykolenko. The Ukrainian has allegedly already agreed on the personal terms of the five-year contract and successfully performed medical examinations, and only the signature separates us from the officialization of the deal worth 21,000,000 euros.

It's just the fix amount, although the current Ukrainian champion could get another 2,000,000 euros through agreed bonuses. Mykolenko's arrival at Goodison is a consequence of the bad relations between Everton coach Rafa Benitez and Lucas Digne.

Benitez on the players

The French left-back was not in the protocol for the matches with Arsenal and Crystal Palace, after the British media reported that he had entered into a conflict with an experienced expert, and then missed the match with Chelsea due to an alleged injury.

"It is clear - the coach decides. We need all the players because it increases the competition, but at the same time everyone needs to be focused and understand that the priority must be the team." "What he (Digne, prim.aut) should do is continue to work hard to work and understand that the team is ahead of every individual, "Benitez said before the match with the Palace.

Digne denied on social networks the alleged disagreements with Benitez, while the Everton coach refused to comment on the claims in which the two of them argued over the more defensive role of the 28-year-old French defender this season.

However, Fabrizio Romano writes that Everton is ready to say goodbye to Digne in January if a satisfactory offer arrives at Goodison. It's just the fix amount, although the current Ukrainian champion could get another 2,000,000 euros through agreed bonuses.

The mentioned source does not state the amount in question, but as Digne's market value is estimated at 31,500,000 euros and his contract expires in three and a half years, it will hardly be a small amount. His successor Mykolenko is a child of Dinamo, he has three and a half full seasons in senior football behind him, and since he broke into the first team of the Kiev great, he is also a standard member of the Ukrainian A national team for which he played 21 matches. This could be a good move by Benitez.