Premier League’s £40m-rated midfielder dreams of joining Liverpool

Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has sent a come-and-get-me plea to Liverpool ahead of the summer transfer window.

Doucoure, 25, has been a revelation for Watford this season, racking up seven goals and two assists in the Premier League, and the Frenchman’s form has seen him linked with a big-money move at the end of the campaign.

It’s understood the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal are expressing a strong interest in the £40million-rated Doucoure but it appears he favours a switch to Anfield in the summer.

‘Liverpool is a club that needs no introduction,’ the Hornets star told French outlet Canal Plus. ‘I was impatient to play there at Anfield, I wanted to feel the atmosphere. For me it would be a dream to play for a club like this.’

Doucoure thanked Watford for introducing him to the Premier League but admitted he has ambitions of performing on the European stage.

‘I am grateful to Watford, I have the confidence of this club, it is the one who revealed [the Premier League] to me,’ he added. ‘If there is an offer, we will discuss to find the best solution. Everyone wants to play in the Champions League, the big competitions.’

The midfielder revealed last month that England’s elite clubs are keen on signing him. ‘It’s true that these clubs are interested,’ he told Telefoot. ‘But I’m at Watford for the moment and I want to finish my season well.

‘Arsenal or Tottenham?’ Doucoure was asked during a rapid-fire Q&A. He replied: ‘Arsenal because of Arsene Wenger.’