Manchester City have had a love story of sorts with its Belgian players, with Vincent Kompany being arguably the club’s best defender of all time and long serving captain who won major honors including the Premier League, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Community Shield multiple times with the club.
The other is arguably their greatest player of all time second to Argentine Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne. The Blonde-haired assassin who joined City from Wolfsburg in 2015 and has well and truly become the team’s catalyst and has been a true testament of class, poise and pure footballing genius, Under Pep Guardiola.
Similar to them, another Belgian dreams of playing for the blue side of Manchester, and it looks like his dreams might just come true, as Manchester City look to be in Pole Position to sign 21-year-old winger, Jeremy Doku from Rennes.
The deal, as reported by everyone’s most trusted source, Fabrizio Romano looks to be worth 55-60 Million Pounds for the Belgian Prodigy. Both the clubs are working closely in order to finalize the deal. City have already agreed all the personal terms with the player and want to get the deal sorted as quickly as possible.
Jeremy Doku is one of the most exciting young wingers in all of Europe, he first took center stage when he came on as a substitute in Euro 2020 and dazzled everyone with his quick feet and explosiveness, as Belgium suffered a 2-1 defeat against eventual champions, Italy in the Quarterfinals.
This transfer window saw Man City’s long-time servant and absolute essential at right wing Riyadh Mahrez, leave the club to join Saudi Arabian Side, Al Ahli. Kevin De Bruyne’s injury sees Phil Foden being used as an attacking midfielder, and Guardiola would be looking to strengthen his right flank with young Belgian’s signing.
Doku’s player type can be described using attributes such as pace, explosiveness, directness and dynamic. City have seen a similar profile excel at the club in Raheem Sterling who came in the 15/16 season and is the highest scoring player under Guardiola, third only two the Argentine duo of Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi.
His scouting reports clearly showcase his strengths which are dribbling and directness that he brings into the game. He is in the 99th percentile for stats such as progressive carries and successful take-Ons. Jeremy Doku scored 6 goals and providing 2 assists in Ligue 1 last season. Sterling before joining City produced similar numbers at Liverpool before, City elevated his game and took to a whole another level. Doku looks to be on a similar trajectory if he joins Guardiola which seems imminent at this point in time.