A major coup by Everton as they announced their third summer arrival Abdoulaye Doucoure.
On Tuesday Everton Football Club announced another new name added to the roster in the shape of Abdoulaye Doucoure from relegated Watford. The English clubs settled on a fee said to be £20 million with the 27-year-old midfielder signing a three-year contract with an option to extend by a further year.
Everton have completed the signing of midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure from Watford in a £20m deal.
The 27-year-old has signed a three-year deal at Goodison Park with the option of a further year and becomes the third major signing in four days (Via: Sky Sports)
Doucoure joins ex-Real Madrid attacker and World Cup 2014 star, James Rodriguez and Allan from Napoli, both of whom have played under the Premier League winner, Carlo Ancelotti. The club is said to be far from done in the market with central defence a place to work on before the window shuts close.
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A loan deal to take Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea to Everton appears to be on the cards and is about to happen soon. The 22-year-old sees regular game time away from Stamford Bridge as the only option after falling down in the pecking order with the arrival of Thiago Silva. (Via: The Top Flight)
Watford’s lost a gem in Doucoure and the Toffees know they have completed a deal for an experienced EPL player. He has loads of minutes to his name already across Europe in the French Ligue 1(four seasons with Rennes his first club) and the Spanish La Liga (one season with Granada before making his switch to Vicarage Road). Over the past three seasons as a Hornet, Doucoure has 108 Premier League starts in 114 games.
This proves he barely gets injured and doesn’t stay long on the sideline if he was too. Adding to him always being available, the central figure is regularly involved with goals and assists. He is a great outlet for goals from the midfield, which Everton lacks tremendously.
In his four seasons at Vicarage Road, he has chipped in with 17 goals and 11 assists in 129 games played. Additionally, he has an engine that barely stops running. When he was not present and off form, as he does experience a dip or two in form, Watford struggled.
Allan is a great signing, but he needs to still prove himself in the English top flight, both him and James Rodriguez, who might find it hard to adjust to the demands of the Premier League. This is, by far, Everton’s best summer signing despite players coming from Napoli and Real Madrid.