Alan, James Rodriguez, and as of today officially Abdullah Doucoure. Carlo Ancelotti's legion of foreigners has been completed and is ready for the start of the Premier League. The former Watford midfielder transferred to Goodison in a transfer worth 22,000,000 euros.
He put his autograph on the contract that is valid until 2023, and which can be extended for another 12 months. Doucoure came to Watford from Rennes in 2015. He was one of the best young players in Rennes and aroused the interest of many clubs from England, Italy, and Spain.
However, he surprised everyone when he signed for Watford, who then had ambitions to stay in the league, but also if he managed to get to the top of the tables. They succeeded in that. Doucoure had great games at Watford, but it was known that he was still a caliber for a bigger club.
After Watford dropped out, many stood in line for Doucoure. The most specific was Everton, who after so long wants to play in Europe again "I have been waiting for a long time to come here. There was interest from other clubs as well, but I only wanted Everton.
This is a team with a rich history and a big step forward in my career, "the 27-year-old, who passed all the younger selections of France, told the club's website.
129 Premier League appearances for Doucoure
After four seasons spent at Vicarage Road, Doucoure's CV testifies to 129 Premier League appearances in which he scored 17 times and scored goals 12 times.
It is now up to Carlo to prepare and play the tandem of defensive midfielders from whom everyone in the club and outside expects a lot. "My energy will come in handy for the club. I am a very strong football player, I can run a lot, almost non-stop.
Expect goals, I will try to help the team in that way as well. This is a very ambitious project, it greatly influenced my decision, as well as the fact that Carlo Ancelotti wanted me personally. " The Italian expert had three great wishes in the current transition period, and their realization cost Caramel 72,000,000 euros.
He knows Alan and James at heart, so the job of assembling the final mosaic will be much easier for him. It is up to Ancelotti not to disappoint because now the fans and the management will not be satisfied with anything less than the positions that lead to Europe, or, say, the trophy in the FA or the Carabao Cup.
With these players, it currently seems realistic that it could be achieved. But we must not forget how other clubs in England, especially Chelsea, have also strengthened.