According to rumours, Manchester City is making strides towards acquiring Rennes’ Jeremy Doku.
This information comes from Fabrizio Romano because it was previously reported that Pep Guardiola was personally interested in signing him.
Jeremy Doku’s signing by Manchester City now appears to be imminent.
Fabrizio Romano: The Jeremy Doku deal for Manchester City is “advancing”
The 21-year-old, described as “electric” by Business Upturn, has been tabbed as Riyad Mahrez’s potential successor.
While it initially appeared that both Michael Olise and the Belgian international were targets for City, the former has reportedly grown to be a higher priority over time, with the latter extending his contract at Crystal Palace.
In light of the fact that Manchester City is reportedly negotiating a new verbal offer in the range of £47 million to £51.3 million, it has been made known that they are ‘advancing’ in their effort to capture Jeremy Doku.
Furthermore, the club is expecting to reach a deal this week despite the fact that the treble-winners are up against competition from other teams for the youngster’s signing.
The present Kyle Walker role would be great for Jeremy Doku.
Kyle Walker has been used by Manchester City as a right winger in possession in all three of their competitive games this season, and with the likely signing of Jeremy Doku, he could easily fill that position.
It appears that the plan of attack is for Walker to maintain his wide position while allowing Foden to move into the centre, like he did against Newcastle United and take control of the game.
Jeremy Doku, a real right winger who is moving to the Etihad Stadium, would be a much better fit in that position and be able to make contributions going forward.
Doku may flourish as a wide forward in sky blue since those are the two things that Walker is plainly not good at: taking on his man and creating opportunities.