£26m man explains why he once rejected Arsenal and Liverpool; shares what Mane acknowledged
Rennes winger Jeremy Doku has no regrets about turning down every Arsenal and Liverpool in the center of his time in Belgium, as he told Ouest France.
Five-and-a-half months after he moved from Anderlecht to Brittany in a club-fable £26 million deal, the teenage forward in the waste confirmed Ligue 1 what all the fuss became about.
Doku scored his first high-flight purpose at the 24th strive as Rennes, who parted with influential coach Julian Stephan earlier in March, beat Metz 3-1 far from dwelling on Saturday.
Mountainous things had been anticipated of the Belgian global when he graduated from the esteemed Anderlecht ending college closing summer.
Nonetheless, after turning down two of England’s excellent golf equipment in the center of his time at RCSA, it's safe to declare Doku desires to add consistency to his gallop and expertise if he wants Liverpool or Arsenal to attain calling again in the waste.
“There are a host of teams who non-public arrive to look for me. All and sundry talks about Liverpool because it became potentially the most concrete nonetheless there had been Arsenal and Chelsea too,” acknowledged Doku, who Kevin de Bruyne labelled ‘a diamond’ after he scored an ravishing purpose in Belgium’s 5-1 thrashing of Iceland fair no longer too prolonged in the past.
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“I became in a position to consult with Jurgen (Klopp), (Sadio) Mane, (Gini) Wijnaldum, (Steven) Gerrard too. I talked loads with Mane nonetheless we didn’t in actuality talk about football. We talked about the whole lot.
“He asked me my age, he acknowledged to me: ‘You'd like to be good to your mother’, it became a dialog and a human relationship above all.
“He told me that I became younger, that I unruffled had time – it wasn’t to convince me or to declare to me; ‘Strategy right here, you'll succeed’.
“I know which route I needed to clutch and I knew that at that point I needed to take care of at Anderlecht. And as soon as I'm asked whether I remorse (turning down Liverpool), I relate no on a fashioned foundation.
“In the occasion that they devour me, they’ll arrive motivate later, that’s for obvious. It’s up to me to be factual.”
Talking to Het Nieuwsblad closing 365 days, Doku’s father printed that Klopp had planned to indicate the quicksilver winger into Mane’s prolonged-period of time successor at Anfield.
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