Rennes winger Jeremy Doku is set to join Manchester City in £55.5m deal. The 21-year-old traveled to the northwest on Tuesday to undergo City medical. The Rennes winger and Belgium international is set to become Man City’s third summer signing of window.
The Belgium international has been linked with various Premier League teams this mid year and is now set to join the champions.
Man City are searching for a winger to replace Riyad Mahrez, who left for Saudi Arabia following City’s high pitch winning season.
Should Doku complete the transition to the Etihad stadium, he will become Pep Guardiola’s third summer signing in this move window, after Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol.
French football master Tom Williams says Rennes winger Jeremy Doku has ‘boundless potential’ and will bring a novel, new thing to Manchester City.
Tom Williams said in an interview:
“It is a lot of money for a young player who is still in the early stages of his career, but in terms of raw materials, you’ve got everything you could possibly want from an attacking player.
“Doku is absolutely rapid and beats players for fun. His stats in terms of goals and assists maybe aren’t where they could be but under a coach like Pep Guardiola you assume they will only get better. He has almost limitless potential.
“It’s a lot of money but you can understand why Manchester City feel he is the man to bring in.
“He’s a different kind of attacking player that Guardiola has at his disposal as he’s very quick and is a bit of a throwback winger. He can play on the left and on the right, where he is likely to feature more often for City.
“As a predominantly right-footed player he’s not someone who would then cut in field. He’s more about beating a full-back on the outside and getting to the byline to provide the cut-backs. He’d bring a pace, a directness and a dribbling ability that City don’t have in their squad currently.”
The 21-year-old has positively exhibited his abilities in City blue this season, scoring his side’s goals in their Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup games this month.