Manchester City are on the verge of singing Jeremy Doku from Rennes.
Last night, an agreement was reached between the two clubs, following a few weeks of speculation about the player.
It has been claimed by Fabrizio Romano that that City will pay £51 million for the 21-year-old.
Although some others have suggested it could be nearer to £55 million.
Doku’s signing is welcome news for City fans, many of whom have been hoping to see a replacement for Riyad Mahrez come in.
There was previously some interest in Michael Olise and Bradley Barcola.
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But Doku has been City’s main choice, and now some more details about the move have emerged…
Jeremy Doku to have medical on Wednesday as journalist shares Anderlecht sell-on clause
According to Belgian journalist Sacha Tavolieri, Doku will fly to England tomorrow.
He is then set to undergo his medical with the club on Wednesday.
The likelihood is that Doku will be registered in time for City’s next Premier league game against Sheffield United.
And Tavolieri has also given some information regarding the actual transfer fee.
He says that 20% of the fee City are paying will go to Belgian side Anderlecht, after they negotiated a sell-on clause with Rennes when the player moved to the French side in 2020.
Finally, Tavolieri states that Doku is set to sign a five-year contract with City.
Another exciting signing for Manchester City
So City are set to finally replace Mahrez, and Doku is a very exciting addition for City.
City have lacked pace in the wide areas since the exit of Raheem Sterling.
Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva have both done superbly out wide. But it will be very nice for City to once again have an explosive outlet as an option.
But he’s still very young and fans will need to be patient with him as he adapts to the Premier League.