Jamie Redknapp's past comments on reported Everton target

Jamie Redknapp talks to the media during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom.

Will Everton manager Marco Silva reunite with Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure at Goodison Park?

Gylfi Sigurdsson of Everton in action with Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Everton FC at Vicarage Road on February 9, 2019 in Watford,...

Jamie Redknapp previously admitted that he would have hated playing against Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure who is attracting interest from Everton.

French outlet L'Equipe have claimed that Everton have seen an offer of £27 million rejected for Doucoure's services, who worked under Marco Silva's stewardship when he was Hornets manager. 

The Toffees are perhaps in need of more legs in the middle of the park after losing Idrissa Gueye to Paris Saint-Germain, but they have re-signed Andre Gomes, brought Fabian Delph to the club and secured the signature of the versatile Jean Philippe Gbamin. 

 

Last season, after yet another brilliant display for Watford, Doucoure was being touted for a move away from the club and Redknapp shared nothing but praise for the player as he described him as 'the most under-rated midfielder in the Premier League'. 

"Abdoulaye Doucoure is the most under-rated midfielder in the Premier League," Redknapp told the Daily Mail. "He is the sort of player I would hate to play against. He is like a marathon runner the way he covers so much ground.

"He scores vital goals, has an eye for a pass and does not shy away from a tackle."

Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford celebrates scoring a header during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Watford FC at Goodison Park on December 10, 2018 in Liverpool, United...

The signing of Doucoure would be a brilliant capture by Everton and he would bring the added quality that Silva needs in his quest to reach Europe. 

Whilst the current midfield signings can help fill the void left by Gueye, Watford's man in the middle is proven in the Premier League and proven under Silva.

Marco Silva of FC Everton looks on during the Opel Cup 2019 match between 1. FSV Mainz 05 and FC Everton at Opel Arena on July 27, 2019 in Mainz, Germany.

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