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Lucas Digne has hailed the love of Everton fans as being a key factor behind him signing a new contract with the club. The defender has committed his long-term future to the Blues by putting pen-to-paper on a new contract keeping him at the club until June 2025. And he highlighted how crucial the support of Evertonians has been for him in that time.

Lucas Digne said: “The fans made me feel at home from the beginning, they showed me big love and created a song for me. It is something I really appreciate and it is very important for me to keep the stability. We have a big project with the club and can reach something very good at the end of this season and for the next few years. I want to play in Europe and Everton is the best place to do that. I have seen the progress every year since joining the club, we are building a strong team.

Lucas Digne, celebrating Saturday’s derby win at Anfield with assistant manager Duncan Ferguson, is celebrating again after signing a new long term contract

Lucas Digne added: “When you sign for Everton, it is like an amazing wedding. You just have to do your best every day to show Evertonians the love you have for them. That is what I do. I want to show them what they give me and it is just amazing. It was clear in my mind that I want to continue with Everton.”

Despite missing a number of games through injury this season, the Everton man already has six assists in the Premier League to his name this term – more than any other defender in the division.

Lucas Digne added: “All the team improved this season because we are stronger than last year. Offensively and defensively, I worked a lot tactically with the manager. I played in different positions – I can adapt and I think I improved a lot this season. He [Ancelotti] won three Champions Leagues, he has this winning mentality. He has the experience. He knows when he can relax the group, when he can push us. He is the perfect coach for us.”

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