Paris Saint-Germain defender Lucas Digne has explained why he preferred the Serie A club
The chance to work his former boss was a massive influence in the decision, says Digne.
The France international was heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, but decided a move to Serie A was more appropriate.
Liverpool and West Ham were also linked with Roma winger Adem Ljajic, but were disappointed when he too turned them down, instead deciding to join Inter Milan on a season-long loan.
Digne believes he has made the right choice and admits the opportunity to work with Roma manager Rudi Garcia was too good to turn down.
“Rudi Garcia has played an important role because I know him from Lille, he really wanted me at Roma” the right-back told Canal Football Club.
Digne OUT Coleman IN
As Digne headed for the exit, PSG did everything possible to bring Everton’s Seamus Coleman through the entrance at the Parc des Princes.
Last season’s Ligue 1 champions reportedly offered £20million as well as defender Gregory Van Der Wiel in a bid to secure Coleman’s services.
However, the former Sligo Rovers player, is a player Everton hold in the highest regard and were adamant he was not for sale, as they did with John Stones.
The England international was a key target for Chelsea, who had three bids turned down, the final one thought to be worth around £30million.
Written by Jack Wynne – @JackRobertWynne