Tottenham target Abdoulaye Doucoure signs new Watford deal

Premier League outfit Watford have this evening announced that Abdoulaye Doucoure has put pen to paper on a new long-term contract with the club.

General

Doucoure, a 25-year-old midfielder, made the move to Vicarage Road in February of 2016 from Ligue 1 outfit Rennes, before being immediately sent out on loan to Granada for the remainder of the campaign.

Following a productive stint in Andalusia, Doucoure returned to Watford in the summer of 2016, going on to play a bit-part role during his first season with the Hornets on his way to 14 Premier League starts.

However, this past season saw the former French youth international explode onto the scene with a number of absolutely dominant performances in the middle of the park for the Hertfordshire-based club, racking up a hugely impressive 7 goals and 3 assists in 37 league starts.

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Troy Deeney of Watford celebrates scoring the first goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on February 5, 2018 in Watford, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Staying put

As such, Doucoure’s superb form inevitably saw the Rennes youth product emerge as a target for a number of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham having been heavily-touted as potential destinations.

But, as per the aforementioned announcement from Watford this evening, the midfielder’s numerous suitors look set to miss out on his signature, with Doucoure having put pen to paper on a new contract at Vicarage Road until 2023:

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