Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure claims that Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs are all interested in him but he’s just focusing on his Watford career for now.
Although Naby Keita is set to join Liverpool at the end of the season and we’re all very excited about that, Emre Can looks likes he’s leaving and will leave Jurgen Klopp short in the engine room.
Even if the German midfielder was set on staying on Merseyside, which we don’t know he isn’t, Liverpool still need more strength and dynamism from midfield and there have been a number of names thrown around that would suit the way Klopp has his team play.
The expensive and glamorous option is Sergej Milinković-Savić but given that the Serb will cost near enough £90 million, an option which would be cheaper would be Watford’s Abdoulaye Doucoure.
The Watford midfielder has admitted to French TV channel Telefoot that Liverpool are keen on signing him. Spurs and Arsenal also hold an interest but the Frenchman is focusing on finishing the season well with the Hornets.
“It’s true that these clubs are interested,” Doucoure said. “But I’m at Watford for the moment and I want to finish my season well.”
From a central midfield position this season, the former Rennes midfielder has scored 7 goals and provided 3 assists in the Premier League this season – a great contribution by February for a box to box midfielder.
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Keita will also add an increased number of goals and assists compared to the midfielders on hand at Liverpool and if played alongside a dominant player like Doucoure, Klopp would be able to take his pressing game to a whole new level.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that Liverpool will actually act on their interest or that the interest Doucoure has mentioned isn’t a way to help the Frenchman engineer a move elsewhere this summer.
You never know these days. For now, I’m quite content to sit back and watch Liverpool play some of the best football I’ve seen at Anfield in years and not worry about transfer speculation.