Manchester United have joined the race to sign Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Doucoure has been Watford’s standout performer this season, making 30 appearances and grabbing seven goals to stand as their current top scorer. He also adds a great deal of athleticism, dynamism, and could be compared to Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante.
Last month, The Football Faithful writer Peter Henry wrote this article on the abilities of the Frenchman, touting him as a potential player for one of the top six clubs. And it seems like they may have read it as a number of Premier League sides begin to circle.
It has already been reported that Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal are interested in signing the 25-year-old, and according to the Daily Mirror today, they have been joined by Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho has already publicly stated that he will be prioritising the signing of a midfielder in the summer. The Portuguese needs a replacement for Michael Carrick who is set to retire, and there are also doubts over the future of Marouane Fellaini who has less than three months remaining on his current deal at Old Trafford.
With Fellaini and Ander Herrera currently out of action through injury, United have been forced to play Scott McTominay in the heart of midfield. While the youngster has done relatively well, his inclusion highlights the lack of options available to the Portuguese manager.
However the energy of Doucoure could provide the much needed dynamism in midfield that would finally free up Paul Pogba, who has been criticised recently for some poor displays.
United have also been linked with a plethora of midfielders including Jean Michel Seri, Toni Kroos, Jorginho and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.