Abdoulaye Doucoure & Watford
One of the transfer rumours doing the rounds this January has been Abdoulaye Doucoure’s possible Watford exit to join PSG.
Doucoure was a guest on Canal Plus on Sunday night in France.
During his TV appearance, the Watford midfielder was pressed about his future with the Hornets.
Doucoure replied with some good and bad news.
On the plus side, he said he’s staying with Watford this January. But it’s doubtful whether Doucoure will be at Vicarage Road at the start of next season:
I want to do my season at Watford. Aside from that, it is true that I have heard rumours.
I am flattered by their interest but for the moment there is nothing concrete.
I am concentrating on my performances with my club.
There has not been any contact, Watford have not been contacted by PSG. It is just things in the press.
It is true that PSG’s project interests me, being from a Paris region.
My aim is play well with Watford and why not join a club playing in the Champions’ League.
— Canal Football Club (@CanalFootClub) January 13, 2019
Ken Sema’s horror day at Crystal Palace
Watford picked up an excellent away win at Crystal Palace last weekend in the Premier League.
After trailing at Selhurst Park, Watford turned the match with two goals.
A Craig Cathcart own goal put the Eagles ahead, before Cathcart levelled the match in the 67th.
Tom Cleverley scored a superb volley to win the contest.
However Cleverley’s joy came at Ken Sema’s expense.
Sema suffered the embarrassment of being as subbed substitute against Palace.
After originally coming on for the injured Will Hughes in the 19th minute, Sema made way for Cleverley in the 68th minute.
After the match, Javi Gracia said the following about Sema’s performance vs Palace:
It wasn’t an easy decision but in that moment I thought I had to do it. I’m very sorry because I don’t like to do it but I had to do it.