Manchester City winger Jeremy Doku has shared his admiration for Raheem Sterling and his efforts during his time at the club.
The 21-year-old recently joined the Manchester club from Rennes on a five-year deal worth £55m.
Before he’s even made his first appearance for Pep Guardiola’s side, the winger has been sharing his thoughts on one particular player who had a big impact during his spell with the Citizens.
Doku praises Sterling
Speaking in a recent video on the club’s official YouTube channel, Doku had this to say about Sterling and his journey at City.
He said: “Raheem, I really liked him, I watched a lot of games when he was in City.
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“Always dangerous on the wing, fast, can dribble, also good finishing, even sometimes when he missed a chance, it happens, but I really think he has good finishing.
“There’s a type of player that I saw progressing under Pep, he changed the way of playing and that’s what Vincent [Kompany] and [Samir] Nasri told me that look at Sterling, the goals that he scores now, a lot of tap-ins. Before he didn’t do it and I think it’s Pep that added that to his game.”
During his time at City, the Englishman made 339 appearances across all competitions, scoring 131 goals, delivering 95 assists and winning numerous trophies including four Premier League titles.
Back in 2020, Guardiola said that he felt Sterling had improved his game since he arrived at the Etihad Stadium, which backs up what Doku said about how he felt the 28-year-old progressed under the Spaniard at City.
In fact, after scoring seven goals and supplying 10 assists in his first league campaign under the 52-year-old, the England international followed that up by scoring 18 goals and providing 15 assists in the season after.
Looking at how much of an impact the winger had during his time as a City player in terms of the number of goal contributions he made and the amount of silverware he helped secure, if the club’s latest summer signing can go on to be as successful as Sterling was, he’ll undoubtedly be a top player for them.