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Jeremy Doku completes Manchester City medical and signs bumper five-year deal with Premier League champions



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Manchester City have completed the necessary medical tests for Jeremy Doku and overseen the Belgium international signing his new Etihad Stadium deal.

The Stade Rennais winger touched down in Manchester on Tuesday evening after Etihad officials and those at the Ligue 1 club reached an agreement earlier in the week over a transfer fee for the highly-rated forward.

Despite interest from West Ham United, and the emergence of tenuous interest from the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham elsewhere in the Premier League, Doku remained insistent on only joining Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.

As such, developments concerning the deal have progressed rapidly, and it has now emerged that all elements of the transfer are now complete following a day of various processes around Manchester and at the City Football Academy itself.

That is according to the information of journalist Sacha Tavolieri, who reports that Jeremy Doku has now signed a five-year agreement with the Premier League champions after completing medical tests on Wednesday morning.

It is detailed that the Ligue 1 side will receive a €65 million transfer fee for the 21-year-old featuring no add-ons and including no sell-on clause that they can benefit from in the future, should a further move take place.

As previously reported by Fabrizio Romano, Tavolieri also highlights that Stade Rennais will receive their transfer fee from Manchester City in multiple instalments.

Doku is expected to take on the number 11 shirt at Manchester City, becoming the first to take on the jersey since Oleksandr Zinchenko’s departure for Premier League rivals Arsenal over a year ago.

Those at Manchester City widely regard Jeremy Doku as being the replacement for Riyad Mahrez in Pep Guardiola’s squad, however the arrival of the youngster could spark a significant moment in the career of Cole Palmer.

The City academy graduate has reached a crossroads in his own top-level career, as he weighs up whether to remain at the Etihad Stadium and fight for his place, or opt to move elsewhere in European football amid interest from the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Brighton & Hove Albion, and West Ham.

Pep Guardiola confirmed earlier this month that Cole Palmer only has two options with regards to the summer transfer window; stay, or leave the club on a permanent deal, with a temporary move not understood to be on the table.