Barcelona left back Lucas Digne believes he would not be playing for Barcelona, if not for having a successful loan season at Roma.
The defender joined Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer for the 2016-17 season.
However, the frenchman played the 2015-16 season on loan at Roma, helping them to third on the table.
And it is a period in Digne’s career for which he will be forever grateful.
“It was a fantastic year [in Roma], because of the love of the fans,” Digne – who has amassed 19 appearances in all competitions in his debut season at Camp Nou – said in an exclusive interview with Omnisport.
“The club gave me a lot of confidence and I thank them because without them I would not be here, so it’s been amazing.”