Abdoulaye Doucoure has signed a new five-year deal with Watford despite being linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

The French midfielder was awarded the Hornets’ Player of the Season by both the fans and his fellow players after finishing as the top scorer for the Vicarage Road side.

Doucoure has only been at the north-west London club for one and a half seasons but has attracted attention from some of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.

Since his move from Rennes, Doucoure has played 62 times for the Hornets and scored a total of eight goals but it his industrious work rate which has attracted his plaudits.

Chairman Scott Duxbury told the club’s website:

“It is clear that our ambitions as a club match Abdoulaye’s ambitions as a player,” he said.

“I am delighted that Abdoulaye has shown his commitment to what we are trying to achieve by signing a new long-term contract.”

With another transfer target down, which midfielder(s) would you like to see arrive at Spurs?


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