Date: 13th January 2019 at 9:00pm
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With Mousa Dembele expected to join Beijing Guoan, Tottenham need a replacement midfielder. The Londoners will be linked with a host of names from around Europe, but one player does keep cropping up – Abdoulaye Doucouré. The Watford midfielder has spent two years at Vicarage Road and is regarded by Jamie Redknapp as one of the most underrated players in the Premier League.

The 26-year-old has made 85 appearances for Watford since joining from Granada in 2016, scoring and creating 20 goals (transfermarkt). Doucoure possesses all the attributes to adequately replace Dembele – 47 tackles & 18 interceptions in 22 league appearances – but whether Tottenham will make a move remains to be seen.

Arsenal and Liverpool are two of many sides who have been linked with Doucoure, but he remains a Watford player with just over two weeks of the January transfer window remaining. Spurs are short on available midfielders, with Dembele and Victor Wanyama on the treatment table. Eric Dier recently returned to training, but he’s likely to be short of match fitness.

Mauricio Pochettino has been heavily reliant on Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli to make up a midfield quartet of late, so he’d jump at the chance to sign a player of substance to challenge for place. It’s unknown if Doucoure is on the Tottenham shortlist, however.

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One Reply to “‘We should sign him’ – 52% of polled fans want Tottenham to sign 26-year-old”

  • Once again nobody out and nobody in wouldn’t it be wonderful if somebody bought the club so we can at least move forward without levy

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