City sign Jeremy Doku for £54.5m from Rennes

By Ric Turner, Fri 25 August 2023 14:03

City sign Jeremy Doku for £54.5m from RennesBelgian winger becomes Blues' third summer signing

Jeremy Doku has joined the club from Rennes in a deal believed to be worth £54.5m. The Belgian international has signed a five-year deal, and will wear the number 11 shirt.

Doku started his career at Anderlecht, before joining Rennes in 2020. He went on to make 37 senior appearances for the French side, scoring six goals, and has 14 caps for the Belgian national team.

The winger becomes City's third signing of the summer, following Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol to the club.

“This is a great day for me, both personally and professionally,” Doku told

“Manchester City are the best team in world football, so to be joining them is something very special for me and my family.

“I am a young player with so much learning and improving to do. Working with Pep and his staff, and playing alongside these work-class players, will make me a much better player. I feel sure of that.

“Watching City last season was amazing. To win the Treble is the hardest thing in football and they did it. You cannot imagine how exciting it is to be joining this team.

“I cannot wait to get started. Hopefully I can make the fans happy.”

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added:

“Jeremy is a very exciting young player and I’m so pleased he’s joining us.

“In terms of raw attributes, he has everything a winger needs. He has outstanding pace and he is exceptional in one-on-one situations.

“I honestly believe working with Pep and the technical staff here at City will see him develop into a world-class attacking talent.”