'Everton must pull the plug' - Mills unconvinced at mooted part-exchange for 9 goal/assist ace


Danny Mills has urged Everton to scrap any plans to sell Lucas Digne in a part-exchange deal with Tottenham for Danny Rose.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international believes Digne is a far superior player to Rose and his value will continue to increase while the Spurs man’s plummets in the coming seasons.

He is convinced it would be a mistake for Everton to, as reported by the Star, accept cash and the England international for their own left-back.

“That wouldn’t be a good deal, Everton must pull the plug if they’re thinking of that,” Mills told Football Insider. “What benefit would Everton get from that?

“Danny Rose is a fine player but he’s nearly 30 (he turns 29 next month) and Everton are looking for younger players who have the potential to improve.

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“Lucas Digne is worth £40million now. Even if Everton get some cash as well as Rose, I don’t see the deal as a positive swap for them. Digne is a fabulous player who they need to keep.”

Digne joined Everton from Barcelona last summer for £18million and has firmly established himself as the first choice left-back.

He made 33 Premier League starts among his 38 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals and supplying five assists as well as proving to be a set-piece expert.

The 24-times France international has an impressive CV that includes spells at Paris Saint-Germain, Roma and Lille in addition to Barca, as well as league titles in Spain and France.

In other Everton news, it can be REVEALED that the club are ready to submit a £25million bid for potential Theo Walcott replacement.