WATFORD midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has dropped a bombshell by claiming he wants to leave the club – this month.
The French star, who is dreaming of move to PSG, will infuriate Vicarage Road officials with his public comments.
Getty Images – Getty4 Abdoulaye Doucoure is keen on a move back to France with PSG
Getty Images – Getty4 Doucoure knows he needs Champions League football in order to get picked for Les Bleus alongside the likes of N'Golo Kante
Doucoure, 26, who joined Watford from Rennes for £5.4million three years ago, said: "Yes, I think I will leave Watford.
"The club are aware of my ambitions and want to help me go up a level. So if it doesn't happen this winter we'll have a look at things this summer and the possibilities available.
"The most important thing for me is to continue improving, so obviously through my performances I can reach a club playing at European level.
"I think I will reach a new level by signing for another club, who are playing in European competitions."
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Doucoure could be disappointed as PSG have yet to make an approach – while he reckons he wants a bigger club to impress national boss Didier Deschamps.
He said: "I heard Didier Deschamps saying it's hard to pick players who aren't playing in these competitions.
"So I think I have a lot of work to do but when I go up a level the France team will be available for me.
"It's a possibility to stay in England but then there's the Italian league which is also interesting, there are clubs who have come back to the forefront of things.
AFP or licensors4 Didier Deschamps wants his players playing in the Champions League
AP:Associated Press4 Midfielder Adrien Rabiot is likely to leave PSG at the end of the season
"My priority is a club who are playing in the Champions League.
"Since I started playing football, I've been dragged all over midfield.
"Now I can play No 10 or No 6 or as a wide midfielder, but my best position is as a defensive midfielder.
"I'm happy in this League. It's true that I scored quite a few goals last season and this season I've had more assists more than goals, so I'm expanding my repertoire.
"I'm playing more as a defensive midfielder than last year. But if you can help a team by scoring goals that is always a pleasure."
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