Manchester City have completed the signing of Belgian starlet Jeremy Doku in a €65 million deal.
The Cityzens, who lost Riyad Mahrez to Al-Ahli this summer, wanted a winger to replace the Algerian and made Doku their primary target. After weeks of negotiations, they agreed on a £55million fee with French side Rennes on Monday, with the 21-year-old signing a five-year contract yesterday.
Doku will likely be available to the Treble winners when the Premier League champions face Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday.
“Manchester City are the best team in world football, so to be joining them is something very special for me and my family,” Doku said to the club’s official website.
“I am a young player with so much learning and improving to do. Working with Pep (Guardiola) and his staff and playing alongside these world-class players will make me a much better player. I feel sure of that.”
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The Belgian, who has 14 caps for his country, is recommended by compatriot Kevin De Bruyne – who is injured and out of the side for at least three months.
“In terms of raw attributes, he has everything a winger needs. He has outstanding pace, and he is exceptional in one-on-one situations,” City director of football Txiki Begiristain said of Doku.
“I honestly believe working with Pep and the technical staff here at City will see him develop into a world-class attacking talent.”