Tottenham hunt to sign £60k-a-week PL player is confirmed after reported Poch mission
Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has confirmed that Tottenham are in the hunt to sign him.
Doucoure, 25, admitted to French TV station Telefoot that Liverpool and Arsenal are also interested in him after a brilliant season in the Premier League with Watford.
“It’s true that these clubs are interested,” he said when asked about the interest from the three Premier League sides, as translated by the Daily Mail.
“But I’m at Watford for the moment and I want to finish my season well.”
The former France Under-21 international was snapped up by the Hornets in 2016 from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes and despite a mediocre start, he has shifted up the gears this term under the leaderships of both Marco Silva and Javi Gracia.
The Daily Mail had reported earlier this month that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino went on a personal scouting mission to watch Doucoure play against Chelsea.
It was understood that Pochettino was impressed by the Frenchman’s performance.
The report added that Watford value Doucoure at over £20million and pay him £60,000-a-week.
He has made 28 appearances in all competitions this campaign, scoring seven goals and supplying three assists in the process.
Football Insider verdict
Doucoure has been in fantastic form for Watford this season but he smacks of being the kind of player who has found his best possible level and would only disappoint if he moved to one of the Premier League big-guns. He has scored plenty of goals from the defensive midfield position this term and Tottenham perhaps need to start looking at improving that area of their squad. Pochettino’s side is decked in talent but the deeper-lying midfield areas are perhaps the ones that he must look at to improve the chances of winning silverware. Mousa Dembele is ageing and Eric Dier’s performances are too inconsistent. Victor Wanyama does not appear to be the player he once was either after his time sidelined with injury.
In other Tottenham news, Spurs are eyeing up a summer move for this English centre-back from a mid-table club.