It has been reported that Manchester City are making progress in their pursuit to sign Jeremy Doku from Rennes.

This comes from Fabrizio Romano, as it was claimed a little over a week ago that Pep Guardiola was personally keen on his signature.

Now, it seems like Manchester City are closing in on the signing of Jeremy Doku.

Fabrizio Romano: Manchester City are ‘advancing’ in Jeremy Doku deal

Branded as ‘electric’ by Business Upturn, the 21-year-old has been earmarked as a potential replacement for Riyad Mahrez.

While it seemed like both the Belgian international and Michael Olise were targeted by City, the former has seemingly become a bigger priority over time, with the latter extending his contract at Crystal Palace.

Now, it has been revealed that Manchester City are ‘advancing’ in their aim to sign Jeremy Doku, as they are discussing a new verbal proposal in the region of £47 million to £51.3 million.

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Furthermore, while the treble-winners are facing competition from other sides for the youngster’s signature, the club are hoping that they can strike an agreement this week.

Jeremy Doku would be perfect for the current Kyle Walker role

In all three competitive fixtures this season, Manchester City have utilised Kyle Walker as a right-winger in possession and with the potential addition of Jeremy Doku, he could simply play that role.

It seems like the tactic at hand is for Walker to hold the width in order to allow Foden to drift in centrally, as he did against Newcastle United and ran the show.

However, with an actual right-winger in Jeremy Doku making his way to the Etihad Stadium, he would be a much more natural fit in that role whilst actually being able to contribute going forward.

In terms of taking on his man and creating chances, which are clearly not Walker’s fortes, Doku could thrive as a wide forward in sky blue.

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