In a significant move, Manchester City has sealed a £55.5 million deal to acquire Rennes winger Jeremy Doku. The Belgium international, who has been a sought-after talent by several Premier League clubs this summer, is expected to travel to the northwest for a medical on Tuesday.
Doku’s impending arrival at the Etihad Stadium comes as Manchester City seeks to fill the void left by Riyad Mahrez, who departed for Saudi Arabia after City’s triumphant treble-winning season. The young winger is poised to join the reigning champions, adding depth and dynamism to Pep Guardiola’s squad. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet.
With this acquisition, Doku becomes the third addition to Guardiola’s roster in the current transfer window, following the arrivals of Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol. His promising track record includes a goal for Rennes in their recent Ligue 1 clash against Metz, building on the six league goals he netted last season.
Meanwhile, the future of Manchester City’s 21-year-old winger, Cole Palmer, hangs in the balance. Palmer has made a mark this season, notably scoring in City’s Community Shield and UEFA Super Cup matches. His role in England’s U21 European Championship triumph this summer further underscores his potential.
However, uncertainty looms over Palmer’s future, with both the player and manager Pep Guardiola expressing doubts. Despite his contributions, Palmer has seen only 10 minutes of Premier League action in the opening two matches of the current campaign.
Speaking about his ideal scenario, Palmer remarked, “Obviously, the best scenario is to stay at City and play.” Yet, he acknowledges the fierce competition within the squad. As Manchester City turns to Jeremy Doku, who has also piqued West Ham’s interest, Palmer may soon face a pivotal decision regarding his future with the club. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports.