Manchester City closing in on exciting Belgian winger

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Manchester City are close to signing exciting Belgian winger Jeremy Doku from French Ligue 1 side Rennes.

The 21-year-old former Anderlecht star is City’s primary candidate to replace the departed Riyad Mahrez, who left the Etihad for Al-Ahli this summer.

And according to football expert Fabrizio Romano, the winger is holding his medical ahead of Man City confirming the move today.

Pep Guardiola’s side agreed a £55 million fee for Doku, who is nicknamed The Belgian Flash for his pace and trickery.

Liverpool wanted to sign Doku when he was 16 after his breakthrough campaign. The 21-year-old even flew him and his parents to Anfield for talks with Jurgen Klopp and a tour of the club’s training complex.

However, despite meeting Mohamed Salah and being told he could be the perfect heir to Sadio Mane, the Belgian didn’t want to pursue a move to England and instead opted to join Rennes in a deal worth in the region of £22m as Anderlecht cashed-in on their academy talent.

Now he is set to move to England, where he will replace Mahrez on the right-hand side of City’s attack.

The winger can play from the right as well the left in City’s attack. He has 14 goals and 14 assists in 102 senior appearances.

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