English champions, European champions and FA Cup winners, Manchester City are coming off a historic 2022-2023 season and will struggle to continue their good form this season. To achieve this, the English club has made some changes in its workforce. Ilkay Gundogan left for FC Barcelona on a free while Riyad Mahrez transferred to Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia. A country that Aymeric Laporte should soon discover is very close to signing for Cristiano Ronaldo’s club Al-Nassr.
Guardiola wants to sign a new winger
In the arrivals department, Pep Guardiola picked two Croatian internationals. Midfielder Mateo Kovacic was signed from Chelsea for around 30 million euros, and central defender Josco Guardiol was snapped up from Leipzig for a paltry sum of 90 million euros. and now ? Manchester City are looking for an attacking player to replace Mahrez and have specifically dug the track for West Ham’s Brazil international Lucas Paqueta, who passed through the OL.
A file that seemed very advanced but went down the drain last week after revelations to the English and Brazilian press related to suspicions of violations on sports bets by the player’s relatives. So Manchester City has stopped everything and is focusing on the track in recent days jeremy dokuThe Belgian intelligent from Stade Rennais, also tracked by West Ham.
Manchester City in talks with Rennes for Doku
Manchester City have made a new verbal offer of between €55m and €60m to Rennes for the 21-year-old winger, according to Fabrizio Romano, who has reportedly given the Skyblues the go-ahead since early August. Parisian confirms that an agreement exists between Doku and the English club and that discussions between the two clubs will continue this week.
EXCL: Man City are pushing ahead on the Jeremy Doku deal as new verbal offer close to €55/60m package is being discussed with Rennes 🚨🔵 #mcfc
There is competition but City hope to reach an agreement with Rennes this week – following a green signal from players from early August. pic.twitter.com/kLRoWL1BDw
– Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) 21 August 2023
On the bench against Lens on Sunday evening (1-1), Jérémy Docu replaced Ludovic Blas on the hour mark and immediately showed his percussion and dribbling skills. His coach Bruno Genesio praised his performance after the meeting and confirmed to Prime Video that his player was a candidate to leave at the end of the transfer window: “If he doesn’t start today, it’s because… we’re here. We’ll see. Because he was one of the best players in the game last week, it’s up to you to draw your own conclusions.”