Everton have recently announced on their official website that Abdoulaye Doucoure has put pen to paper on a new contract. It has been revealed that the talented workhorse has signed a new deal that will keep him at the Merseyside club until the summer of 2025.
Doucoure’s Impressive Form At Goodison Park This Season
Doucoure is having a decent campaign at Goodison Park after he put in a string of impressive displays for the Toffees in the opponent’s half. The 30-year-old has registered three goals and one assist in 14 matches for Everton this season across multiple competitions.
The Mali international has been a reliable performer in the final third based on his average of 1.7 shots, 1.5 key passes and 1.3 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has been tidy with ball distribution after completing 82.5% of his attempted passes in the English top tier (stats via whoscored).
Doucoure remains an important member of Sean Dyche’s squad. Hence, retaining his services seems like a logical move for the Toffees as they try to retain their top-flight lives in the coming years.
Everton Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure Pens A New Contract: Good Move For Both Parties?
Doucoure is a tough-tackling midfielder who can make some powerful runs with the ball in the opponent’s half. He can strike the ball with venom from long range and has got the vision to engineer a few promising chances in the final third.
The Mali sensation has mainly operated as an attacking midfielder under the stewardship of Sean Dyche at Everton this season. However, he can also function as a box-to-box midfielder if asked to do so.
Doucoure could help the Toffees avoid relegation from the Premier League in the coming seasons. At 30, he might still have a few good years left in him to play at a high level. Hence, it seems like a good move for both the player and the Merseyside club to extend their time together in search of a better future.
However, he won’t be a long-term fix to Everton‘s attacking concerns, so Dyche should focus on bringing in a younger attacker if he wants his side to do well in the coming years.