Chelsea on Alert: 27-year-old Premier League midfielder open to leave club

By | February 13, 2020

Abdoulaye Doucoure has talked up a move to a top Premier League team after being strongly linked with Chelsea in the winter transfer window.

The 27-year-old playmaker has found back of the net 16 times in 125 games since swapping Rennes for the Hornets back in 2016 and in that time has established himself as frontrunners among fans at Vicarage Road.

Doucoure has long been on PSG radar and the Frenchman’s performances have also been noticed by Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is particularly keen on 27-year-old midfielder and reportedly failed with a last-ditch bid to secure the services of the Watford man in January.

Doucoure claims it could ‘easily’ be his last campaign with the Hornets and has put the likes of Man Utd and Chelsea on alert.

‘If a big club manages to make an interesting offer for me, of course the club will let me leave, easily,’ he said.

‘A club that plays in the Champions League is the goal, but I don’t have a particular one in mind.

‘We’re little by little arriving at the end of the cycle. Maybe the club (Watford) has certain expectations for me, I don’t really know them yet, but I can still progress and still do good things, so if I were to change clubs, it would be to go up a level.

‘I’m happy in the Premier League. I want to stay in the Premier League, that’s my main wish. Then we’ll see what’s on offer, or not, for me this summer.’