Manchester City inching closer to signing Jeremy Doku

Manchester City should submit the first bid to sign Jeremy Doku next week, with talks on personal terms progressing well.

According to reputed Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri, Jeremy Doku is the subject of interest from Manchester City. And the Premier League champions are making good progress in their efforts to sign the Belgian international. Meanwhile, Ligue 1 club Stade Rennais will demand around €60 million to part ways with him.

Jeremy Doku passed through the academies at four Belgian clubs before graduating from the Anderlecht youth division. He made his first-team debut as a 16-year-old in November 2018 before making gradual progress. And the 21-year-old rose to prominence after moving to Ligue 1 club Stade Rennais three years ago.

The Belgian winger has also made strides on the international stage. But progress at Stade Rennais has been slow due to fitness issues. And a tally of 11 goals and ten assists in 90 appearances is hardly impressive. But Doku’s stock remains high, with several high-profile clubs, including Manchester City, keen on signing him.

Widespread reports have also linked the youngster with several other well-known clubs, including Barcelona, Aston Villa, and Liverpool. But they are all behind Manchester City in the race to sign him from Rennes. Speaking of Manchester City, the Premier League champions entered the race to sign him earlier this month.

The treble winners are in the market for a wide attacker following the departure of Riyad Mahrez. And while the 21-year-old will not be a like-for-like replacement for Mahrez, he can be a solid long-term solution for Manchester City. At the very least, can serve as a backup for the versatile duo of Julian Alvarez and Phil Foden.

The latest update has pointed to Manchester City making progress in the efforts to secure Doku’s services. In addition, they are also in talks with the Stade Rennais winger over personal terms. Meanwhile, the Ligue 1 outfit will demand €60 million to part ways with the Belgian international.

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But a deal in the region of €55 million might be possible, although Manchester City can afford to pay €60 million. Sacha Tavolier has also mentioned that a bid should arrive on Rennes’ table in the coming week. And it will be interesting to see if the young winger bolsters the Manchester City attack this summer.

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