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Manchester City have finalized their £55.5million deal to buy Rennes’ Jeremy Doku.

The Belgium international has signed a five-year deal after passing a medical at the Etihad Stadium and City believe Pep Guardiola’s coach will transform him into a world-class striker.

He is City’s third summer signing after Mateo Kovacic and Josko Gvardiol, taking their summer spending to over £150m and becoming the replacement for Riyad Mahrez, who joined Al-Ahli.

Doku, who qualified for his Sheffield United debut on Saturday, said: “It’s a great day for me, both personally and professionally. Manchester City are the best team in world football so it’s very special for me and my family to be part of them.

“I’m a young player who still has a lot to learn and improve on. Working with Pep and his team and playing with these working class players will make me a much better player. I’m sure.”

“It was great to watch City last season. Winning the treble is the hardest thing in football and they did it. You can’t imagine how exciting it is to join this team. I can’t wait to get started. Hopefully I can make the fans happy.”

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “Jeremy is a very exciting young player and I’m delighted to have him join us.

“In terms of sheer qualities, he has everything a winger needs. He has outstanding pace and is exceptional in one-on-one situations.

“I have no doubts that working with Pep and the technical staff here at City will help him develop into a world-class attacking talent.”

City also sold defender Aymeric Laporte to Al-Nassr for £23.5million on Thursday as they mull up their offer for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes.

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