After a fantastic Premier League campaign with Watford, Abdoulaye Doucouré is being heavily sought after in the summer transfer window. Everton have supposedly been amongst those keen on his signature but according to HITC, Watford have rejected a bid worth up to £27 million.
Everton's newly appointed manager Marco Silva is familiar with Doucouré from his time with Watford at the beginning of last season. He'll be well aware of the quality he could add to his Everton side and if he can get a good deal on him, he would be a great signing for Everton.
The offer was supposedly around £22.1m (€25 million) plus £4.42m (€5m) in bonuses for the French midfielder. Watford rejected the offer but it isn't known if they have given an alternative price. It would be in Watford's best interest to keep the midfielder as he may be vital in a relegation battling season for the Hornets.
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He contributed ten times to Watford's scoring last season getting seven goals and a further three assists in the process. His physicality in midfield would form a solid partnership with Senegalese midfielder, Idrissa Gana Gueye and would make Silva a popular manager amongst the Merseyside fans.
Off the back of a brilliant season for Watford, the Hornets might already be losing their key man. Watford and Everton fans, let us know your thoughts on this potential transfer. Is Doucouré worth it or would you prefer your money to be spent in different departments? Watford fans, how big of a loss would this be and where would you want the money invested? Let us know the answers to all of these questions by tweeting @AllOutFootball_ using #AOF.