Tottenham Hotspur may have been knocked out of the Champions League this season but they are well on their way to qualify for the competition for the next campaign. Mauricio Pochettino is already planning for the next season and is having a look at some exciting players for a move in the summer.
One name that is on their radar is Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Doucoure’s Watford Future Uncertain:
Having established himself as one of the most consistent midfielders in the Premier League this season, the 25-year old has already attracted interest from top clubs in the country. Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are all linked with a move for Doucoure and his future at the Vicarage Road is uncertain, revealed Javi Gracia this week.
Speaking to the media, the Watford manager said that he does not know if he will stay at the club beyond the end of the season but claimed that he is happy at the moment. If he is ready for a move, should Spurs go for him?
Doucoure And His Influence:
Born and brought up in France, Doucoure moved to England with Watford in 2016 but was unable to have a huge impact on the side in his first season. However, this season, he has formed a solid midfield partnership with Etienne Capoue in a 4-2-3-1 system for the Hornets and has been one of the best players for the club.
A dynamic midfielder who can bully the best players in the league, Doucoure is a midfield technician, who loves to impose himself on the game. His return of seven goals and two assists in 29 league starts shows his confidence while venturing forward but his ability to sit back and soak up the pressure, to frustrate opponents, is what is attracting interest from all over the country.
He is a bit reckless with his tackling but is ready to throw himself around and win the ball back for his side. His desire and determination to stay on top of the game is what separates him from the pack and at just 25, he is bound to move to a bigger club in years to come.
Chances Under Pochettino:
The Argentine manager has Victor Wanyama who plays in a similar role with Eric Dier, Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko all options to back him up. Though this is a strong lineup, Spurs have shown lack of dynamism in the middle of the park at times and that is a problem Pochettino wants to solve this summer.
Mousa Dembele will be a regular for at least another couple of years and adding Doucoure’s tenacity and strength to Dembele’s creativity will give Spurs the exact balance they need to win games.