Report: Watford don't feel Everton is big enough step up for Abdoulaye Doucoure

Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England.

Everton boss Marco Silva worked with Abdoulaye Doucoure at Watford and now wants him at Goodison Park.

Abdoulaye Doucoure of Watford in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Watford at Emirates Stadium on March 11, 2018 in London, England.

According to the Guardian, Watford are unprepared to sell Abdoulaye Doucoure to Everton as they do not feel that it is a big enough step up for the midfielder.

Everton have seen a £30 million bid rejected for Doucoure, and Watford intend to bat away any other offers the Toffees make before now and deadline day.

Watford would be prepared to offload Doucoure to a top six club, but apparently don’t think that Everton poses much of a step up from Vicarage Road.

 

Marco Silva could now be left to look at other midfield options, as he looks to cover for the departure of Idrissa Gueye.

Doucoure is said to be willing to leave Watford, but the Hornets will only sell if a club in the established top six make a bid.

Abdoulaya Doucoure of Watford celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-2 during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Watford FC at Goodison Park on December 10, 2018 in...

Doucoure could have been a fine addition to Everton’s squad, as he would have offered power and no shortage of technical ability to the Toffees’ midfield ranks.

Whether Everton will now go after another midfielder before Thursday’s deadline remains to be seen.

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...

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