News in the French newspaper Le Parisien today is confirming that Premier League side, Middlesbrough, have signed Paris St Germain midfielder Didier Digard.
Didier Digard – signed for Middlesbrough
The 21-year-old joined Paris St Germain from Le Havre in 2007, and has played for France at all levels from under-15, with a call-up to the full squad expected soon.
Middlebrough Manager Gareth Southgate had admitted that Didier was one of his targets, and we knew a couple of days back that Middlesbrough were talking to the player.
Le Parisien claims the deal has been done at around Â£4.6M (â‚¬5.7m).
While it’s not 100% certain, it wouldn’t be a surprise at all, if the Frenchman is now a Middlesbrough player, and it would be an excellent signing for the Teesside club.
Six days ago we had an article out with the headline – Middlesbrough Beating Newcastle To Young Digard and saying that if Newcastle were really keen on the player we had better move quickly.
PSG had apparently wanted Â£6.3M, and there was news that the deal had fallen through because Middlesbrough had not met PSG’s price.
Newcastle United and Portsmouth are were also claimed to have been tracking Digard, but these two sides, let’s face it, seem to be linked with almost every player who is available this summer. 😀
However, we think Didier is a very good player in the making, and at 21 years old seemed to fit the type of player that Mike Ashley had wanted to bring to the Tyneside club.
But it looks like it’s too late now with Dider, and we expect the Ligue 1 player is on his way to the Riverside Stadium.