Plenty of Everton fans have been urging the Merseyside club to sign Abdoulaye Doucoure as Foot Mercato reported that Watford have rejected an opening bid from Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
According to the outlet, the Toffees have offered €20 million (roughly £18 million) plus bonuses to the Hornets in order to acquire his services, but the Hertfordshire side want to hold out for a transfer fee closer to €30 million, which is the equivalent of around £27 million.
Will Doucoure be a good signing for Everton?
However, they are apparently struggling to hold their ground as they are in the EFL Championship and so may not be able to demand such a high fee for him, coupled up with the allegation that Doucoure wants to move to Goodison Park and will not give up easily.
Indeed, the Frenchman would arguably be an upgrade on the current options in the central midfield position for the Blues.
Comparing the stats of the 27-year old to Fabian Delph, Tom Davies and Andre Gomes in the Premier League in the 2019/20 season, Doucoure averaged the most tackles, shots and key passes per game, as per Whoscored.
Perhaps EFC should just pay whatever fee is required to sign Doucoure, as these supporters seemed to suggest on Twitter:
20m and 3m addons and get it agreed and done.Then its 55m for Zaha 🤯👀
— tony (@tonyf_efc) August 20, 2020
— Jesudian Chelliah (@Jesudian15) August 20, 2020
Worth it just pay it
— Big Al (@AlanWong_1987) August 20, 2020
Would love the lad at the club but not the amount Watford want.
— Peter Papadopoulos (@PeterPapadopo11) August 21, 2020
Yeah worth a shot I guess. Hope we get him soon
— Patrick (@DunkinDelph) August 20, 2020
Why do we constanly do this ? Leave the doors open for others to counter bid , should have just got it quietly done 🤷♂️
— @petedil (@petedil) August 21, 2020
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