Three of the largest clubs in the Premier League are set to do battle for Watford star Abdoulaye Doucoure this summer. This news comes after an interview with the Frenchman where he stated that the ‘big clubs’ were interested in him after impressing for Watford this season.
Doucoure has been the stand out player for the Hornets this season, providing his team stability in midfield, while scoring seven goals and grabbing two assists in the process. This makes him Watford’s top scorer for the 2017/2018 season so far. The 25-year-old signed for Watford in 2016 from French side Rennes for an undisclosed fee.
The Frenchman is now on the books of many clubs, particularly three giants in England’s top division. These clubs are Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Liverpool. For Liverpool, they will potentially be looking for a replacement for Emre Can, who is out of contract in the summer. Doucoure would be a great partner for Naby Keita who has already confirmed his switch to Liverpool for next season. Meanwhile, Spurs have been looking for a replacement for Belgian Mousa Dembele, who has fell out of favour at the Lilywhites with the great performances of Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Harry Winks throughout the season.
In an interview with French media channel Telefoot, Doucoure was asked “The French media understands clubs like Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal are following you – what is the objective?”
He replied with: “It’s true that these clubs are interested in me. But I am at Watford and my focus is on finishing the season well and to maintain their Premier League status.
“After, when the club and I make the decision to make the next step, then that will have to be agreed but, for now, I am focused on Watford.”