Home Premier League Everton Official: Abdoulaye Doucoure joins Everton for £20m

Official: Abdoulaye Doucoure joins Everton for £20m

Everton have wrapped up a stunning few days of transfer activity by signing Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The Frenchman has penned a three-year deal with Everton, who have the option of adding a fourth season.

Watford will receive £20m (€22m) for Doucoure, one of their best performers in recent years.

Doucoure, 27, follows Allan and James Rodriguez into Goodison Park and completes a midfield overhaul at the club.

In his first interview as an Everton player, Doucoure revealed that he has wanted this move 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 said.

“I had some interest from other clubs but from the beginning when Everton showed an interest in me I told my agent to focus on Everton.

“It was the only club I wanted to join.

“Everton has a big history in English football and it is a good club for me to have a step up in my career.

“I am very happy now to be an Everton player and very excited for the future.”

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