Come on, man. Baines was arguably a top 5 LB in the world during his peak seasons. During the 2014-2015 season, he had 3 goals and 13 assists. For a point one season, he led all of Europe in chances created. He is the all-time assist leader for Prem defenders; he is in the top 5 in the Prem for goals scored by a defender; and he is one of the Prem's best ever penalty takers. Digne, on the other hand, while probably a bit better defensively, is no where near as potent of attacking force and has played like 15 games for us.... I like Digne. It was time for us to move on from Baines. But come on.
Erm a better, quicker player NOW, chill mate Baines mantle has been slipping the last couple of years and the injuries have been increasing. Old father time waits for no one, loved Baines one of our best, loyal players over the years and i agree with you over, easily one of the top five left backs quote. But I feel this is one of the very best left backs we as a club, could of got for Baines, a superb replacement, who also takes a fine free kick.