It has been reported that Manchester City could make an official offer to sign Jeremy Doku from Rennes next week.
This comes from journalist Sacha Tavolieri, after it was claimed on Saturday that City had ‘agreed terms’ to sign the Belgian speedster.
Now, it seems like Manchester City intend to formalise their interest in Jeremy Doku in the next couple of days.
Journalist: Manchester City ready to make £47.5 million offer for Jeremy Doku transfer next week
Branded as a ‘diamond in the rough’ by Kevin De Bruyne, Fabrizio Romano revealed that the negotiations with the 21-year-old are ‘advanced on the player side.’
It seems like Pep Guardiola’s side have earmarked the youngster as the rightful heir to Riyad Mahrez’s throne, who departed the club to join Al-Ahli this summer.
Now, it has been reported that Manchester City are expected to submit an official offer, either on Monday or Thursday to sign Jeremy Doku.
MORE MAN CITY STORIES
Further details claim that the deal is likely to be done at a fee of £47.5 million, despite Rennes demanding £51.8 million for the jewel in their crown.
In addition, the Sky Blues are believed to be ‘making good progress’, with discussions over personal terms in action and a ‘positive outcome’ can be expected this weekend.
The potential addition of Jeremy Doku may prove Pep Guardiola is evolving his team again
Last season, Pep Guardiola’s choice of wingers at Manchester City were the complete anthesis of a player like Jeremy Doku.
Instead of employing 1v1 dribblers out wide, Guardiola favoured a more control-based approach, with his wide men retaining the ball and allowing City to exert absolute control on games.
With the potential addition of a splendid dribbler, who takes plenty of risks on the ball in Jeremy Doku, Pep Guardiola is clearly planning to surprise opponents once again.
If the Spaniard gets his hands on the highly-rated talent, he could develop him into a bona fide superstar.