Javi Gracia uncertain over Abdoulaye Doucoure's Watford future

Javi Gracia uncertain over Abdoulaye Doucoure's Watford future
From ESPN - March 10, 2018

Watford boss Javi Gracia does not know whether Abdoulaye Doucoure will stay at the club beyond the end of the season.

The 25-year-old has been an impressive performer this term for the Hornets, who are keen to tie him down to a new deal and have begun discussions.

But with Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham reported to be interesting in signing the French midfielder, Gracia does not know what the future holds.

"I do not know, I do not know what happens in the future, whether he will sign a new contract or stay with us a long time, I do not know," Gracia said.

"I think he is very happy with the team, the supporters, the club, the city. I think he is very happy.

"I would like Doucoure to stay with us more time."

Doucoure has scored seven goals in 30 appearances for Watford this season, but Gracia believes there is more to come.

"He is a very good player and he can do better," the Hornets boss added.

"I have tried to explain to him many things that he can improve but at this moment, this season, he is a very good player.


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