City signs Mahrez replacement

Manchester City completed the signing of, Jeremy Doku, from French Ligue 1 side Stade Renne for £55.5 million ((R1.3 Billion).

The 21-year-old signed a five-year-deal with City and is seen as a replacement for Riyad Mahrez who joined Saudi-Arabian side, Al Ahli.

Doku says he is hugely excited to have joined City and is eagerly looking forward to furthering his football education under the guidance of manager Pep Guardiola.

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

Manchester City Director of Football Txiki Begiristain expressed his own delight at Doku’s arrival at the Etihad.

“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.”

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