Date: 24th August 2023 at 6:14pm
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Manchester City have completed the signing of winger Jeremy Doku from French side Rennes. 

The Citizens announced on Thursday that they had completed the signing of the player on a five-year-deal, ending weeks of speculation linking the player with a move to The Etihad.

Doku, 21, becomes City’s third signing of the summer after Mateo Kovacic joined from Chelsea and Josko Gvardiol signed from German club RB Leipzig.

The Belgian spent three years with former club Rennes, having joined the Ligue 1 outfit from Belgian side Anderlecht in 2020.

During his time in France, the player made a total of 92 appearances across all competitions, scoring 12 goals and providing ten assists.

He netted his final goal for Rennes during a 5-1 win over Metz on the opening day of the French top flight season earlier this month.

Doku has joined Manchester City on a long-term deal

In Belgium, the player made his senior debut for his boyhood club aged just 16, having graduated from the club’s youth academy.

He departed Belgium having made a total of 37 games for Anderlecht across all competitions, scoring six goals and providing seven assists.

Doku was handed his senior debut for Belgium in September 2020 and has now been capped 14 times at international level, scoring two goals.

City were in the market for a new winger having allowed Riyad Mahrez to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli earlier this summer.

The Belgian can be considered a direct replacement for the Algeria international as they both chiefly operate on the right of attack.

Doku will be vying with the likes of Phil Foden, Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva for a position in Pep Guardiola’s side.

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