Tottenham and West Ham plot late swoop for Jeremy Doku… despite the £50m-rated winger ‘already agreeing personal terms with Man City’
West Ham and Tottenham have joined the race to sign Rennes winger Jeremy Doku, according to reports.
The Belgium international has been on the radar of Europe’s top clubs after impressing in Ligue 1 last season.
Manchester City, who are on the market for Riyad Mahrez’s replacement, were the frontrunners to land Doku after agreeing personal terms.
However, Premier League rivals West Ham have moved a step ahead of Pep Guardiola’s side, according to the Independent.
The Hammers have submitted a bid for the 21-year-old but it is said to be less than £50million, the necessary price to get the player.
West Ham and Tottenham have reportedly joined the race to sign Rennes winger Jeremy Doku
Manchester City were the frontrunners to sign the 21-year-old after agreeing personal terms
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One would imagine they might have a hard time convincing Doku to give up the chance of playing for the Treble winners but West Ham could offer the promise of more game time.
Despite being prominent in European football – he first appeared for Anderlecht in 2018 aged 16 – such an offer could appeal to him as he looks to make a splash in English football, where he is a relative unknown.
Doku shone for Rennes last season, scoring seven goals and providing four goals in 35 appearances across all competitions.
He started this Ligue 1 season in thumping style as Rennes side breezed past Metz 5-1 last weekend.
Doku got on the scoresheet and completed all nine dribbles he attempted in an impressive showing.