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Reports: After Umtiti, Barcelona close to signing another defender

Barcelona are reportedly close to signing another Frenchman. TV3 reported that the Catalan club are close to signing Lucas Digne after AS Roma turned down the possibility of signing him for 11 million Euros. Digne was on loan at Roma from Paris Saint-Germain throughout the 2015-16 season.

This move would provide current starting left-back Jordi Alba with some competition for his job, something he has not had much of since joining Barca.

The signing of the 22-year-old defender may come as a surprise, but the move provides depth and youth to Barcelona’s defense, something it needs desperately.

Digne played in 39 matches for Roma last season and scored 3 goals. He would be a significant upgrade over a declining Adriano, who Barcelona are keen on selling this summer.