Transfer News: Everton seal signing of Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure

Everton seal signing of Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Transfer News: Everton seal signing of Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure

Everton seal signing of Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

Everton continue their summer signings by agreeing a deal for Watford midfielder Doucoure.

The 27-year-old will travel to Merseyside to undergo his medical in the next 48 hours.

Carlo Ancelotti is overseeing a major summer rebuilding ahead of the beginning of the next season.

Rodriguez is set to join from Real Madrid for over £20m, while Allan is on the verge of signing from Napoli for £21m, meaning Everton will have spent around £65m on improving their midfield.

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The blue half of Merseyside had a woeful campaign last season, finishing12th in the league.

Doucoure was eager to remain in the Premier League following Watford’s relegation to the Championship.

The Frenchman possesses plenty of Premier League experience, having made 129 appearances in the division for Watford.

Doucoure’s ability to drive forward from midfield is a useful asset and the arrival of Rodriguez will also bolster Everton’s creativity.