Report: Everton’s bid for Abdoulaye Doucoure rejected by Watford

Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure has a shot deflected off Manchester City's Vincent Kompany and which appeared to hit his arm during the FA Cup Final match between Manchester City and Watford...

Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure is reportedly on Everton’s radar.

Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford runs with the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Watford and Real Sociedad at Vicarage Road on August 03, 2019 in Watford, England.

Everton are interested in signing Abdoulaye Doucoure from Watford in the summer transfer window, according to L’Equipe.

It has been reported by the French publication that Everton made an offer of €30 million (£27.46m) for the 26-year-old midfielder, but Premier League rivals Watford have turned it down.

 

The Hornets are claimed to want €40m (£36.61m) as transfer fee for the Frenchman, who is reported to be open to moving to the Merseyside outfit in the summer transfer window.

Good signing for Everton?

Doucoure is a very good midfielder who has done well in the Premier League for Watford, and one can understand why Everton are reportedly interested in the 26-year-old midfielder.

Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford evades Mateo Kovacic of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Watford FC at Stamford Bridge on May 05, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

The former France Under-21 international will enhance the defensive midfield quality for the Toffees, who will be a better team with him in it.

According to WhoScored, Doucoure made 34 starts and one substitute appearance in the Premier League for Watford last season, scoring five goals and providing six assists in the process.

Abdoulaye Doucouré of Watford reaction during the FA Cup Final match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium on May 18, 2019 in London, England.

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