Abdoulaye Doucoure hits Watford with transfer of bomb amid links to PSG


Abdoulaye Doucoure insists this will be his last season at Watford.

Doucoure, 26, has announced he plans to leave Vicarage Road, if not this summer for a Champions League club, and says Watford's bosses know his plans.

The midfielder, who has impressed since joining in 2016, said: "I think I'm leaving Watford.

"The club is aware of my ambitions, they also want to help me get to the next level.

"If this is not done this winter, we will study all the possibilities that will be offered to us.

"The most important thing is to continue progressing and, with my performances, I will be able to reach this European-level club."

Doucoure has impressed since joining the Hornets in 2016

Doucoure was seen by Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United during his Premier League season and said staying in England is a "possibility."

It also emerged as a 50 million pound goal for the French champion PSG.

Without coverage, Doucoure said: "I am flattered by PSG's interest, but at the moment there is nothing concrete. I will focus on my performance for my club.

"I had no contact with PSG and they did not contact Watford. My goal is to play well at Watford and then maybe join a Champions League team.

Doucoure in action against Crystal Palace at the weekend

"The chances of me joining PSG? Probably small as they follow a number of players. I'm not the priority for sure, but if there is an opportunity, then let's investigate this.

"There is also the Italian league which is interesting, there are clubs that have returned to the front and my priority is a club that plays in the Champions League.

"I'm going to take a step by signing a new club that plays in European competitions.

"I listened [France manager] Didier Deschamps says it was difficult to choose players who do not make the Champions League.

"I still have a lot to work on. When I reach this level, the France team will open up for me naturally. "

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