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​Doucoure reveals he told agent only to focus on Everton

Everton signing Abdoulaye Doucoure admits he rejected several other teams to secure his move.

The midfielder has joined from Watford, who were relegated to the Championship last term.

Doucoure is a defensive midfielder who has built a good reputation for his performances in the Premier League in recent years.

"I have been waiting a long time to come here and now it has happened so I am very happy," Doucoure said after signing.

"I had some interest from other clubs but from the beginning when Everton showed an interest in me I told my agent to focus on Everton.

"It was the only club I wanted to join.

"Everton has a big history in English football and it is a good club for me to have a step up in my career.

"I am very happy now to be an Everton player and very excited for the future. I can bring my energy - I am a powerful player, I can run a lot, all the game.

"I can add goals as well. I will try my best to score goals and help the team.

"It is an ambitious project here and it was a big part of my decision, having [Director of Football] Marcel [Brands] and the coach Carlo Ancelotti wanting me.

"When you come to a club you want the manager and, of course, the Board to support you.

"It was the case with Everton and I was very eager to come here."


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