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Everton: Doucoure wanted by Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid

Everton have had a nightmare season so far, with the side just six points off the relegation zone and Rafa Benitez on the brink of being sacked.

As a result, the club could really do without anymore bad news, but it has now been revealed an important player may be snapped up by another club.

What’s the word?

According to Spanish news outlet Fichajes, Real Madrid are interested in signing Everton midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure in a possible move with Carlo Ancelotti reportedly wanting to reunite with his former player in Spain this summer.

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Can you name this obscure former Everton player?

The 29-year-old was signed by Ancelotti at Goodison Park back in September 2020, and the player has gone on to become an important player at Everton, with his contract set to end with his current club in June 2023.

One final disaster

The French midfielder has given Everton some fantastic moments in his time at the club, and with the Toffees in the situation they are currently in after a terrible season so far, fans will be fuming to see one of their players leave.

Doucoure has made 51 appearances, netting five goals and offering seven assists during his time at the club so far, with the midfielder making his biggest impact during the first seven games, scoring twice.

Despite Everton’s struggle this season, he is in the top three Premier League players for assists outside of the box this season according to One Versus One.

Real Madrid are currently in a much stronger position than Everton right now, sitting at the top of La Liga, playing Champions League football whilst being a club with huge pulling power due to their success and glittering trophy cabinet, so it will be hard for Everton to keep hold of the £22.5m-rated star who was hailed a “revelation” by journalist, David Prentice.

Can Everton keep Doucoure?

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Everton are on the brink of sacking Benitez, and if they could bring in a manager that could turn around their season and get the best out of the players, it could be an opportunity to keep Doucoure at the club, even if Ancelotti did come knocking for him in the summer.

However, if the Spaniard stays and ends up sanctioning the Frenchman’s sale, it would undoubtedly be his final disaster.

Moshiri will need to make big changes and make important decisions that can put the club in a better position as soon as possible to make sure their most influential players aren’t picked off by other clubs in the summer.

In other news: Rafael Benitez wants to bring in a centre-back

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