According to reports, Premier League giants Manchester United are ready to battle it out with Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, in the race for highly rated Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.
The Red Devils are actively in search for a midfielder in the upcoming summer transfer window, with the likes of Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini being expected to leave the Old Trafford at the end of this season.
And according to reports, United have added Abdoulaye Doucoure to their summer wish-list but could face stiff competition from their Premier League rivals.
After moving to the Premier League in 2016, Doucoure had a tough start to his Watford career, which eventually led to a loan spell at Granada, just after joining the club. However, the Frenchman returned to the Premier League outfit and he has never looked back since.
Currently, in his third season with Watford, Abdoulaye Doucoure has been one of the standout performers for the Hornets this season. In fact, the 25-year-old has been the club’s top scorer this term, netting seven goals whilst providing three assists. His blistering performances have helped Watford maintain their status as a mid-table club in the Premier League this season.
As for Manchester United, however, the addition of this highly effective Watford midfielder could be a boon for the Red Devils next season. With veteran midfielder Michael Carrick set to retire at the end of the season, Jose Mourinho is in dire need of midfielders this summer and Abdoulaye Doucoure might be a perfect fit for the club.
Blessed with incredible stamina and tenacity, Doucoure is someone who can be a driving force in the team from the midfield. The Frenchman is known for his ability to make dangerous runs into the opposition channels, making him tailor-made for Jose Mourinho’s style of football.
Furthermore, the 25-year-old is also very mobile in the central areas of the pitch while his ability to score goals from nowhere is what makes him a unique component in the midfield department.
When asked about his future at the club, the midfielder responded, “We’ll see what the state of play is in the summer and then we can ask questions.”. His current contract with Watford expires in two years time and with most of the Premier League top six interested in his services, it will be interesting to see how his transfer saga takes shape this summer.