Everton Finally Signs Abdoulaye Doucoure
Following the signing of Napoli Brazilan midfielder Allan and Colombian play marker James Rodriguez, Everton have completed their signing, they signed Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure on a three-year contract for a transfer fee understood to be £20m. The 27-year-old has played in 129 Premier League games since joining the Hornets in January 2016, and he has so far scored 17 goals.
The Frenchman is Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti’s third signing in four days after Allan and James Rodriguez, according to the new signing, he said: “I had some interest from other clubs but Everton was the only club I wanted to join.” “I have been waiting a long time to come here and now it has happened so I am very happy,” said the ex-France Under-21 international. “Everton has a big history in English football and is a good club for me to have a step up in my career. It is an ambitious project here and it was a big part of my decision.”
Watford rejected a £30m offer from Everton for the former Rennes midfielder last summer, but the Hornets have agreed to sell after being relegated from the Premier League. Everton will begin their top-flight campaign at Tottenham on Sunday, 13 September (16:30 BST).
Everton’s ambition and the pulling power of manager Carlo Ancelotti have been graphically illustrated by a bold triple raid on the transfer market that has the Italian’s touch stamped all over it.