It is “unfair” that Manchester City managed to sign Jeremy Doku this summer, with the battle between him and Jack Grealish just adding another dimension to an already strong team.
That’s according to journalist Filip Joos who, alongside fellow journalist Daan Heymans, has been praising the youngster.
Doku joined Manchester
Doku joined Manchester City in a €60m deal from Stade Rennais in the summer as a direct replacement for Riyad Mahrez, who had left for Saudi Arabia.
The young Belgian has been highly rated for some time but only showed flashes of that in France, which did lead some to question the move from the treble winners.
Any doubts have been quickly washed away, though, with Doku making a flying start to life under Pep Guardiola and even keeping Jack Grealish out of the side.
He’s given Manchester City a new dimension to their attack, adding pace and trickery to a forward line which had been more focused on intricate build up play in the last few years.
Doku has been a big hit and is quickly earning himself fans and plaudits all over, including in his native Belgium.
“It is unfair that he is at Man. City, because they already find space where there is none,” said Filip Joos, laughing.
“As an opponent, you must put 2 defenders on Doku, otherwise you cannot stop him. Then City will find it even easier to find free players elsewhere. It’s really cool, no one expected this.
“Last year Grealish played everything, now he’s not even talked about anymore.
“There is a huge difference in pace between Grealish and Doku. Grealish comes in at a walking pace, while with Doku you are always on the edge of your seat,” added Heymans.