Everton have completed the signing of Abdoulaye Doucoure from relegated side Watford Fc for undisclosed fee .
The French Midfielder has signed a three-year contract with the Blues that will expire at the end of June 2023 but with an option of a further year.
“Abdoulaye Doucoure has completed a transfer to Everton from Watford for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year deal until the end of June 2023 with a Club option for a fourth season,” Everton Confirmed
Doucoure arrived at Watford from Stade Rennes in February 2016 but spent the remainder of that season on loan in Spain with Granada before establishing himself in the Hornets’ midfield the following campaign.
Following his return to Watford, Doucoure played 129 Premier League games across his four full seasons at Vicarage Road and was directly involved in 29 goals, scoring 17 and assisting 12.
The French man is delighted to be joining Everton after having wanted to join them for a long time. “I have been waiting a long time to come here and now it has happened so I am very happy,” Doucoure told evertonfc.com.
The 27-year-old has now become the Blues’ third major signing in four days following the arrivals of Brazil international Allan and Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez, both 29 and he expects to add energy in the middle of the park for Everton. “I can bring my energy – I am a powerful player, I can run a lot, all the game,” said Doucoure.
Everton fans will be hoping that their new signings can guide them to cup glory next season with Anceloti at the helm.