Manchester City have completed the signing of Jeremy Doku from Rennes on a five-year deal.
The Athletic reported that City had agreed a fee of €65million (£55.5m) with Rennes for Doku.
Doku, who is City’s third signing of the summer after Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol, told the club website: “This is a great day for me, both personally and professionally. 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.”
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City winger Riyad Mahrez left earlier this summer before Kevin De Bruyne suffered a hamstring injury that could see him ruled out until next year.
Following Mahrez’s exit, Bernardo Silva and Cole Palmer have stepped in so far this season, while Phil Foden put in a man-of-the-match performance from a similar position in Saturday’s 1-0 Premier League victory over Newcastle United.
City also explored a move for West Ham United midfielder Lucas Paqueta, but that has stalled due to an FA investigation into potential betting breaches.
Doku made 35 appearances for Rennes last season, scoring six goals.
City are next in action this Sunday away to Sheffield United.
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