“Unveiling Jérémy Doku: Manchester City’s €65m Gamble to Replace Riyad Mahrez”

By FPL360


Manchester City is set to sign Rennes forward Jérémy Doku in a deal worth around €65 million. Doku will join the club as their third major signing of the summer, following Josko Gvardiol and Mateo Kovacic. The 21-year-old will be Man City‘s ninth most expensive signing in their history and will also become Rennes’ highest transfer sale ever.

Doku, born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium, began his career in the youth academy of Anderlecht. He made his senior debut for the club at the age of 16 and quickly established himself in the first team. After 37 senior appearances for Anderlecht, Doku moved to Rennes for a then club record fee of €36 million.

Over the last three seasons, Doku has shown his talent as a quick winger with an eye for goal and the ability to create chances for his teammates. He has recorded 10 goals and seven assists in 75 games in the French top-flight, averaging 0.36 goals and assists per 90 minutes. However, injuries have plagued his time at Rennes, causing him to miss 50 games for club and country.

Despite his potential, there are concerns about Doku’s injury proneness. In the 2021/22 season alone, he missed most of the games due to five different injuries. However, he has shown progress in staying fit and physically strong since last spring. It remains to be seen how he will fare in the physically demanding Premier League.

Overall, Doku’s signing is seen as a significant move for Manchester City. He is expected to fill the void left by Riyad Mahrez and contribute to the club’s success. However, his ability to stay injury-free will be crucial for his success at the club. Man City fans will be eager to see how he adapts to playing for Pep Guardiola’s side and whether he can live up to expectations.


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