Reported Everton target Abdoulaye Doucoure wanted Liverpool move

Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Richarlison de Andrade of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and Southampton at...

Everton are linked with a man who this year admitted that he wanted to join Liverpool.

Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Richarlison de Andrade of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and Southampton at...

Abdoulaye Doucoure might fall victim to quite a lot of internet memes if he joins Everton this summer, after previous comments about Liverpool.

Everton are reportedly interested in the Watford midfielder and, according to RMC Sport, the Toffees had a £22 million bid rejected a little earlier this month.

Liverpool and Tottenham have also been linked, but all of the recent reports are indicating that Goodison Park is the most likely destination - and it might be a bit awkward for the 25-year-old powerhouse.

That is because, well, the big Frenchman is on record as saying that it was a "dream" of his to join the Reds - Everton's Merseyside rivals - this summer.

Back in March, Doucoure, speaking on live television, told Canal Plus: "Liverpool is a club that needs no introduction. I was impatient to play there at Anfield, I wanted to feel the atmosphere. For me it would be a dream to play in a club like this."

If a move to Everton materialises, social media might be awash with 'facepalm' photos alongside witty captions which mock Doucoure over his affinity for his club's noisy neighbours.

Fans of the Goodison Park side wouldn't be mad on the idea of having him, in the notion that his real heart might lie across Stanley Park, but all would be forgiven if the towering star helped Marco Silva's side win football matches.

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (L) vies with Watford's French midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham...

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