In the past few hours, Jérémy Doku, who has been rumored to be leaving, is closer than ever to joining the Premier League, where several clubs have shown interest in him this summer.
Stade Rennais Transfer Market: Bruno Genesio Almost Confirms Jérémy Doku’s Departure
Last night, Stade Rennais faced RC Lens at the Bollaert stadium as part of the second round of Ligue 1. Despite Lens‘s dominance in the game, the Bretons managed to secure a draw (1-1). At the beginning of the match, one player was missing from the SRFC lineup, as Jérémy Doku was not on the field at kick-off, with Ludovic Blas replacing him on the right wing.
Even though Jérémy Doku came on as a substitute in the 61st minute, his absence from the starting eleven was a topic of discussion last night, and Bruno Genesio was naturally faced with the sensitive question about the Belgian‘s future. The Rennes coach did not confirm the departure but clearly opened the door for the player. “If today he didn’t start, it’s because… He had been one of the best players in last week’s match, so draw your own conclusions. Nothing is final yet, but…” This statement indicates that the Rennes striker is closer than ever to leaving Brittany.
West Ham and Manchester City are still competing for Jérémy Doku. While it was revealed last week that Jérémy Doku had an agreement with Manchester City to join the reigning European champions, West Ham has also entered the fray in recent days and even submitted an offer for the young Stade Rennais attacker. Indeed, Foot Mercato announced this Sunday that the Hammers made an initial offer for the Belgian international, which was rejected by SRFC.
Stade Rennais is waiting for at least €55 million to start discussions regarding a possible departure of Jérémy Doku. Meanwhile, the Breton club is already working on replacing the player and is particularly interested in the profile of Alassane Pléa, who currently plays in the Bundesliga but is familiar with Ligue 1.