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Update EPL: Everton sign Abdoulaye Doucoure from Watford

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Everton completed the offseason overhaul of its midfield by signing Abdoulaye Doucoure from relegated Watford on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old Frenchman joins playmaker James Rodriguez and anchorman Allan in moving to Goodison Park in the past few days, with manager Carlo Ancelotti strengthening the weakest area of his team last season.

Everton reportedly spent 20 million pounds ($25 million) on Doucoure, who has signed a three-year deal with the option of a fourth season.

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

“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."

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