The English Championship side Watford has accepted Everton’s £ 20 million bid for Abdoulaye Doucoure, according to Telefoot Chaine (via GFFN) and the Frenchman is set to have his medical tomorrow.
The midfielder has agreed with the Toffees on a four-year contract, and is set to finally join the Merseyside giants after former boss Marco Silva tried to sign him last summer.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Fulham were also keen on Doucoure, but the box-to-box midfielder always wanted to link up at Goodison Park with manager Carlo Ancelotti, and it seems that this will eventually happen in the coming days.
Everton saw the 27-year-old pushed down last summer with a £30 million bid as Watford stood firm and refused to let him go, believing he was vital to their top-flight survival given its value at both ends.
Although Allan and James Rodriguez are both expected to arrive and raise the midfield of the Toffees, Doucoure is bringing energy and steel to the table, and it is important to land him after they have missed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
He scored four goals and assisted two others in last term’s 37 league games, and his willingness to be effective in the final third will also make Goodison Park useful as Everton looks to break into the top six.