Spurs target Prem midfielder after Pochettino scouting mission

Date published: Thursday 8th February 2018 9:29

Tottenham are reportedly ready to swoop for Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure in the summer.

Mauricio Pochettino was said to have been hugely impressed after sitting in the stands to watch the 25-year-old in action as the Hornets thumped Chelsea 4-1 on Monday night.

Doucoure dominated as the 10-man Blues were humbled at Vicarage Road, but Spurs are also likely to face competition from Arsenal and Liverpool for the Frenchman.

 

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The former Rennes star, who cost Watford £8million in 2016, is under contract until 2020 but the Hornets are trying to tie him down to a new £60,000-a-week deal to ward off any interest from potential suitors.

However, should they opt to sell at the end of the season then a fee of more than the £20million they received from Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai for Odion Ighalo is expected.

Doucoure has scored eight goals in 50 Premier League appearances since moving to Vicarage Road.

 

 

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