Transfer News: Belgian International Winger Unveiled As New Manchester City Player

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Thursday, August 24 at 11:20 pm

JEREMY DOKU has completed his move from Rennes to Manchester City. The news was broken exclusively this Thursday, August 24, by the respected football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian tweeted: ‘Official, exclusive story confirmed. Deal signed for Jeremy Doku as new Man City player from Rennes  #MCFC €60m package to French club, payment terms on long-term and deal sealed’.

City unveiled their latest acquisition in a post on the club’s official Twitter account. Doku joins as a ready-made replacement for Riyad Mahrez after his recent departure to Saudi Arabia.

An official statement on read: ‘Manchester City are delighted to confirm the signing of Jeremy Doku from Stade Rennais on a five-year deal’.

‘The 21-year-old Belgian winger becomes our third signing of the summer transfer window, following in the footsteps of Croatian duo Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol who joined the club earlier this summer’, it continued.

The statement added: ‘Comfortable operating on either flank, Doku has emerged as one of the most exciting and highly rated young wingers operating in the European game’.

‘A Belgian international with 14 senior caps to his name so far, Doku has operated with distinction in both the Belgian and French top flights as well as boasting Champions League experience to boot as well’, it added.

Doku commented: ‘This is a great day for me, both personally and professionally. Manchester City are the best team in world football, so to be joining them is something very special for me and my family’.

He continued: ‘I am a young player with so much learning and improving to do. Working with Pep and his staff, and playing alongside these work-class players will make me a much better player. I feel sure of that’.

‘Watching City last season was amazing. To win the Treble is the hardest thing in football and they did it. You cannot imagine how exciting it is to be joining this team. I cannot wait to get started. Hopefully, I can make the fans happy’, he enthused’.


Monday, August 21 at 8: 26 pm

JEREMY DOKU has reportedly reached a verbal agreement to sign for Manchester City.

The Belgian international winger is seen as the ideal replacement for Riyad Mahrez who recently made a lucrative switch from the Premier League to Al-Ahli in the Saudi Pro League.

According to the respected Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano – who originally broke the news that City were interested in the player – a long-term deal has been brokered.

He tweeted: ‘Jeremy Doku to Manchester City, here we go! Verbal agreement in place after new bid revealed here this morning — worth €60m package  #MCFC Medical tests being scheduled later this week, personal terms agreed on long term deal. Exclusive story revealed August 1, confirmed’.

West Ham United were also known to be chasing the 21-year-old star. He has already bagged 12 goals for Ligue 1 outfit Rennes, along with 10 assists, in 90 appearances. Doku scored on the opening day of the season in France in a 5-1 win over FC Metz.

Doku has represented his country on 14 occasions, returning two goals and three assists. The youngster is a product of the youth academy at Anderlecht, for whom he turned out 37 times before securing a move to France in 2020.

City have only signed two new players so far

Pep Guardiola has only made two signings so far during this transfer window. Two Croatian internationals have arrived at the Etihad Stadium in the form of former Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic and centre-back Josko Gvardiol from RB Leipzig.

Mahrez played an integral role in City’s recent successes with his prolific play on the right wing. His departure presents a huge void that needs filling despite the fact that Pep has England star Phil Foden who could operate on that flank if required.

Guardiola had also shown interest in Crystal Palace’s young winger, Michael Olise. The 21-year-old attracted the attention of several clubs but eventually signed a new deal with the Eagles last week and will now stay at Selhurst Park.

His pursuit of West Ham’s Brazil international midfielder Lucas Paqueta was dealt a blow last week when the player was accused of being connected with suspicious betting patterns linked to bookings. Meanwhile, Aymeric Laporte is poised to follow Riyad Mahrez in moving to the Middle East.

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Chris King

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