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#5 Doucoure makes PSG admission
Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has revealed his honour at being linked to PSG. The Hornets midfielder has been in good form for his team, which is why a number of clubs have been eying him.
The latest of the lot seems to be the French giants and Doucoure admitted that he wants to leave but nothing concrete has happened as of yet as PSG haven’t contacted Watford. He then went on to state that he is only focusing on performing well with the Hornets right now.
“I think I am going to leave Watford. The club know my ambitions and want to help me get to the next level,” he said.
“I'm flattered by the interest of PSG but for the moment there's nothing concrete. I will focus on my performance for my club.
“There has not been any contact, Watford have not been contacted by PSG. It is just things in the press.
“I've not had contact with PSG and they've not contacted Watford. My goal is to play well for Watford and then maybe join a Champions League team.”
Doucoure, however, was honest to claim that the French giants have a lot of targets and that he might not be a huge priority for them after all.
“Probably small as they follow a number of players. I'm not the priority that's for sure but if there is an opportunity then we will look into it.”
He then opened up to the possibility of leaving the club in the winter market itself and amid interest from even Italy, he would only consider joining a club if they are in the Champions League,
“This winter we'll study all possibilities on offer. The most important thing for me is to continue to progress and with my performances, I'll succeed in playing for a club in Europe.
“Staying in England is a possibility and the Italian league is becoming more interesting. There are clubs who have returned to show interest in me again. The first criteria for me is that the club plays in the Champions League.”