Manchester City are reportedly set to sign Jeremy Doku.

The club reached an agreement with Rennes yesterday after weeks of speculation, and he is in line to become the club’s third addition of the window.

Reportedly, City are paying Rennes upwards of £51 million. The player will have his medical with the club tomorrow.

It is a lot of money for the 21-year-old. But Doku has a lot of potential, and will be a very different option for Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola has used technical wingers Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva a lot in the past year.

But Doku will bring pace and directness, something City haven’t really had since selling Leroy Sane.

Doku has major potential, but French journalist Julien Laurens believes there is something City fans should know about the incoming youngster…

Julien Laurens says soon-to-be Man City player Jeremy Doku is still lacking with his end product right now

Laurens appeared in a video for ESPN to discuss the soon-to-be Man City winger Doku.

Laurens is very well up on Ligue 1 and knows all about Doku and where he is at right now with his game.

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And he believes that City fans ought to be patient with Doku, as he is still developing his end product right now.

He said: “He’s an amazing talent in terms of skillset. The dribbling is amazing, the pace is fantastic. But the end product is missing too often, really. If you look at the stats in terms of goals and assists – it’s nowhere near where it should be or should have been at Rennes. And that’s in a team like Rennes, who plays good football and are a very attacking team. The numbers should have been better than that. He’s had injuries, especially in his hamstrings because of that incredible pace that he has. That is something, the injuries, to keep an eye on.”

Laurens stresses that Doku has great potential, and can become a top player if he can find consistency at the Etihad.

Doku’s end product will get better at City

Doku is still very young, and there is plenty of room for him to refine his game in the final third.

He will now be working with some of the best coaches and players in the world, and of course, the best manager in Pep.

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You would imagine his end product is about to come on leaps and bounds.

But it’s important that City fans get behind him from the outset. He’s coming to a new league, and he’s probably going to make wrong decisions and miss chances initially.

But hopefully, he’ll be just fine and ultimately have a really big impact for the club.

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