Rennes boss Bruno Genesio has made the suggestion that they could sell Manchester City target Jeremy Doku for the right price this summer.
Speaking to RMC Sport, the Frenchman made this admission after it was reported on Sunday that City could put a bid in for the Belgian this week.
Now, it seems like Bruno Genesio is resigned to losing Manchester City-linked winger Jeremy Doku if the club’s desired valuation is met.
Rennes manager Bruno Genesio suggests Jeremy Doku could sign for Manchester City
Branded as ‘electric’ by Business Upturn, the 21-year-old has been earmarked by Pep Guardiola’s side as the long-term replacement for Riyad Mahrez.
With the Algerian having joined Al-Ahli, the treble-winners only have Cole Palmer as a natural heir to his throne.
As Manchester City seem extremely interested in signing Jeremy Doku, Bruno Genesio has hinted that Rennes could be open to his sale.
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“It all depends on the offer we are talking about. There are offers that are difficult to refuse, whether for players, a coach or other players in football. For Jeremy Doku, it could be around €50 million (£43.1 million).”
Bruno Genesio also provided an update on the potential transfer of Jeremy Doku to Manchester City, saying, “For the moment, we are not there. I have no information on what I read or hear. He is a Stade Rennais player, he showed it tonight. Until proven otherwise, it is usable.”
Jeremy Doku could be unstoppable under Pep Guardiola
While Pep Guardiola has not used traditional wingers since last season, he has a history of being brilliant at getting the best out of his youthful wide talent, whether it be at Manchester City or elsewhere, which bodes well for Jeremy Doku.
Be it Pedro at Barcelona or the likes of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane at City, the Catalan boss has turned such wonderkids into superstars.
Doku has all the traits to go straight to the top but at times, it seems like his technique and decision-making needs polishing.
Who else would be better-placed to hone his fundamentals than Guardiola?