Everton should challenge for Victor Wanyama they miss out on Doucoure
Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure is reportedly a transfer target of Paris Saint-Germain.
As reported by The Daily Mail, the French champions are preparing to offer the Hornets £30 million for the star, but realistically it will take significantly more than that with Doucoure having impressed during his time in English football.
In the report, Everton are also credited with interest in Doucoure.
Toffees manager Marco Silva knows him well of course having managed Watford before pitching up at Goodison Park.
In the event that PSG trump Everton in the race for Doucoure, then Silva will have to look at alternatives.
And it just so happens there’s a box-to-box midfielder reportedly on the market.
Wanyama would be a fine alternative
According to The Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are ready to sell £75 million worth of players in January, with Victor Wanyama one player supposedly deemed surplus to requirements.
Wanyama has struggled this season with hamstring and knee injuries, which have limited him to just four Premier League appearances, only one of which was a start.
It’s been quite a fall from grace for Wanyama, who was part of a fearsome midfield duo with Mousa Dembele last term.
Perhaps the time has come for him to change his environment, and Everton could be a nice change.
He and Idrissa Gueye would make a steely pairing in the engine room and allow the likes of Andre Gomes and Gylfi Sigurdsson to roam forwards.
Doucoure would be the ideal signing, but Wanyama certainly wouldn’t be a bad alternative.