Abdoulaye Doucouré will be presented as an Everton player on Monday after signing a four-year deal at the club.
That’s according to Telefoot Chaine, via their journalist Saber Desfarges, who says the player has now finalised his move from Watford.
Everton have been closing in on the Frenchman for the last two weeks, having revived their interest from last summer, when they reportedly saw a €36m bid rejected by Watford.
Negotiations have gone quickly from the initial rumours, with it reported yesterday that the player had arrived at Everton for his medical and a deal worth €22-25m was on the verge of completion.
Info @telefoot_chaine 🔵
C’est signé pour Abdoulaye Doucouré!
Le Français signe 4 ans à Everton.
— Saber Desfarges (@SaberDesfa) September 5, 2020
Doucouré was then spotted by observant Everton fans in Liverpool city centre, alongside manager Carlo Ancelotti and fellow new arrivals Allan and James Rodriguez.
That suggested a deal was done and the player would be presented post-haste, but that appears to not be the case.
Instead, Telefoot state Everton fans will have to wait until Monday to be presented with their latest capture.
The good news is, though, that a deal is done, with them also reporting he has signed a four-year deal at Goodison Park to become their third signing of the summer and bring a two-year pursuit to a happy conclusion.