While Manchester City is looking for resources to replace Riyad Mahrez (32, Al-Ahli), who left last month, Jeremy Doku (21, Stad Ren) is considered as a ‘top priority’. In particular, as he is a promising talent in Europe, it is known that coach Josep Guardiola (52, Spain) is actively seeking him.
Reporter Fabrizio Romano, an expert in the European football transfer market, said on the 12th (Korean time) through social network service (SNS), “Man City has been trying to recruit Doku since the beginning of this month. The individual agreement is already almost finalized,” he said.
Previously, Man City left a vacancy in the wing forward position after parting ways with Mahrez at the end of last month. However, there have been no additional recruitments so far. Guardiola prepared for the new season by using his existing resources in the pre-season, also playing against Arsenal (1-1 draw) and Burn Region (3-0 win).
Manchester City, however, realistically considered hosting four competitions: the English Premier League (EPL), the English Football Association (FA) Cup, the English Football League (EFL) Carabao Cup, and the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL). It was decided that the squad needed to be reinforced, so it was decided to transfuse blood from outside.토토사이트
Initially, the target Man City wanted most was Rafinha (26, Barcelona). However, the negotiations broke down and collapsed. Accordingly, with less than a month left in the transfer market, they are concentrating their efforts on recruiting Toku, whom they considered as the ‘second best option’.
Manchester City are pushing to sign Doku, seeing him as having a playstyle quite similar to that of Mahrez. His real fast speed, outstanding technique, reckless dribble breakthrough, and sharp kick are his strengths. In addition, he is good at linking play or altruistic play that Guardiola prefers, and as a ambidextrous player, he has the advantage of being able to play anywhere on the left or right flank.
Although they have yet to officially send out a transfer offer, Manchester City are planning to hold talks with Stade Rennes to negotiate a transfer fee for Doku soon. Locally, it is expected to conclude a transfer fee agreement between 50 million euros (approximately 72.8 billion won) and 60 million euros (approximately 87.4 billion won).
The British media ‘Telegraph’ said, “Man City is currently moving to recruit Doku, who Guardiola has pointed out, as he is looking for a replacement player after Mahrez’s departure.” plans to proceed. There is no problem with individual agreements,” he predicted.