Following the departure of Riyad Mahrez to Arab football, Manchester City is in a race against time to secure the signing of Jérémy Doku, the jewel of Stade Rennes. However, the ambition of Pep Guardiola’s side faces stiff competition within the Premier League, with West Ham, Chelsea, and Tottenham also eyeing the 21-year-old Belgian forward.
Manchester City’s recent victory in the European Super Cup has been a milestone that has brought joy to their fans. But the club has less than two weeks to find a suitable replacement for Riyad Mahrez, who has decided to leave soccer’s elite to join Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahli for a reported fee of 35 million euros.
The 3 clubs that want to steal Doku’s signing from Manchester City
Mahrez’s departure has left a void in Guardiola’s squad, and he has set his sights on Jérémy Doku as the ideal candidate to fill that space. Although Cole Palmer has shown promising progress by scoring in both of his finals this season, Manchester City is looking to secure the services of rising star Doku from Stade Rennes.
However, the task will not be easy, as other Premier League teams also have their eyes on the Belgian international winger. As Manchester City is willing to shell out more than €50m to Stade Rennes for Doku, the English press is suggesting that competition in the local league is increasing unexpectedly.
West Ham and Tottenham emerge as possible alternatives for Doku in his departure from Rennes. But, according to reports from 90min.com, Chelsea have entered the bidding for this skilled right winger, after missing out on signing Michael Olise. The road to signing Jérémy Doku appears to be fraught with obstacles, but Pep Guardiola is determined to close the deal as soon as possible and secure the talent of this promising youngster for his team.