Everton have agreed a deal with Watford to sign midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure for a fee of £25m including adds on.
The two clubs has been in discussion over a transfer for the French born midfielder since last month. And finally both clubs came to an agreement on Wednesday for the 27 year old midfielder.
Doucoure will sign a four years contract with the Toffees. He made it known to the Watford management team on his desire to leave the club following their relegation to English Championship last season. He sees an opportunity to move to Merseyside to work with experienced coach like Carlo Ancelotti too good to turn down.
Abdoulaye Doucoure joined Watford in 2016 from French club Rennes and has made over 119 appearances for the club scoring 17 goals in the process.
Everton is undergoing a very big rebuilding process this summer under Carlo Ancelotti and the Italian coach sees Doucoure as part of his plan moving forward.
The Merseyside club is also closing in on moves for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez and Lazio’s Brazil international combative midfielder Allan.
The club might as well do away with several members of the first team squad, with players like Morgan Schneiderlin and Fabian Delph rumoured to be shown the exit door this summer while long term captain Leyton Baines has left the club too.
Everton wants to get back to European competitions and be counted as one of the biggest clubs in English Premier league, this is the reason why they appointed an experienced Premier league winning coach Carlo Ancelotti last season and sees him as the man to take the club forward.