As you’re probably all aware, the transfer window closes in just seven days time and for a lot of Premier League clubs, there is still plenty of business to be completed. None more so than Tottenham Hotspur, who are yet to sign a single player. However, according to the Watford Observer, Tottenham could be set to make a move for Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure.
#thfc are the club most likely to make an approach to sign Abdoulaye Doucouré before the transfer window shuts but Watford are demanding £45M for his sale. [Watford Observer] pic.twitter.com/LzaVfKrvbJ
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) August 1, 2018
Last season, Watford’s French midfielder was making headlines with his dominant midfield displays, scoring seven goals and registering four assists in his 37 Premier League appearances. It was a mightly impressive full debut campaign from the Frenchman who signed for the club back in the January window in 2016 and now it looks like the club could be set to mae a profit on the fee of around £10 million that the Hornets paid for him 18 months ago.
If Tottenham were to sign Doucoure, they’d be getting a talented workhorse. A man who contributes at both ends of the pitch and puts the team above himself. Last season, Watford finished 14th and broke the 40-point mark by just one point, with new manager Javi Gracia coming in and doing enough to keep them up. However, it could be catastrophic for the Vicarage Road faithful to lose one of their stars so close to deadline day as they’d have little chance of finding a replacement.
You can read the Lillywhites’ verdict on Doucoure here:
I wouldn’t mind him tbh
— Jack H (@JMHTHFC99) 1 August 2018
Only one I rate at Watford but won’t take us up another level let’s be honest
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) August 1, 2018
This guys a beast
— thomas spice (@spice2001) August 1, 2018
Watford’s best player by a long way. Would be a good signing.
— Matt Watts (@watts_matt) August 1, 2018
Been saying this since April/May time. Id take him tomorrow tbh. Decent player, with goals in him.
— Dal C (@Dal83C) August 1, 2018
At this point I'd take it
— Dell (@DeadlyAll1) August 1, 2018
Good news, but £45m, I don’t think Levy will go for it.
— ٓ (@PochPressing) August 1, 2018
The fans seem keen and the player would be a good fit, the only stumbling block here is the £45 million asking price.