sport news Everton confirm the signing of Abdoulaye Doucoure from relegated Watford

Everton confirm signing of Abdoulaye Doucoure from relegated Watford in £22m deal with French midfielder joining on a three-year deal Everton have signed midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré from relegated Watford The Frenchman has joined the Toffees on a three year deal with option for fourth Everton have also recently welcomed James Rodriguez and Allan to Goodison 

By Ieuan Ivett For Mailonline

Published: 18:37 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 18:56 BST, 8 September 2020

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Everton have confirmed the signing of Abdoulaye Doucouré from relegated Watford. 

The French midfielder has joined the Toffees in a deal believed to be worth around £22million after four seasons with the Hornets. He has signed a three-year deal, with an option for a fourth.

He will wear the No 16 shirt for Everton and revealed to the club website that he had been 'waiting a long time' to join the Merseyside outfit.

Everton have confirmed the signing of Abdoulaye Doucouré from relegated Watford for £22m

Everton have confirmed the signing of Abdoulaye Doucouré from relegated Watford for £22m

The French midfielder has joined the Toffees on a three-year deal with an option for a fourth

The French midfielder has joined the Toffees on a three-year deal with an option for a fourth

He will wear the No 16 shirt for Everton and revealed he had been 'waiting a long time' to join

He will wear the No 16 shirt for Everton and revealed he had been 'waiting a long time' to join

'I have been waiting a long time to come here and now it has happened so I am very happy,' Doucoure told evertonfc.com.

'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.

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