According to The Mirror, Tottenham are lining up a January swoop for Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré.
The industrious Frenchman has attracted a lot of attention from some of the Premier League’s big guns, after a sensational 2017/18 season, and continued progress in this campaign. At only 25 years old, the midfielder has a lot of promise no matter where he goes.
With that said, it makes a lot of sense if he makes a move to Tottenham this January. Mauricio Pochettino’s men are struggling in the midfield depart at the moment, with an alarming dip in form for Mousa Dembélé. But a player whose form has been on the decline for over a season is Kenyan Victor Wanyama.
The 27-year-old Kenya captain has struggled for form and game time after an injury ravaged season last year. His injury woes have carried into this season as well, as the player looks to be a shell of the one that put in dominant performance after dominant performance for Spurs in his first season at White Hart Lane.
Pochettino will be looking to unload that midfielder as soon as possible, and Doucouré looks to be the natural improvement. But that doesn’t mean that Wanyama cannot do a great job for Watford too. Manager Javi Gracia would not want to see the Frenchman leave without a suitable replacement, and Wanyama comes with the same bulk and power in midfield. The chances are that The Hornets would receive Wanyama and money for Doucouré as well, allowing them to further build up their squad.
As good a servant as Wanyama has been for Tottenham, it is time that he moved on, and Doucouré looks to be his heir in the centre of the field.