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Jeremy Doku opens up on why he joined  Ligue 1 side  Stade Rennes

Belgium-born Ghanaian footballer Jeremy Doku has revealed why he chose to join French Ligue 1 side Stade Rennes in the summer despite receiving a lot of offers from top clubs in Europe. 

The youngster joined the French Ligue 1 side for a fee of 27 million euros in the just-ended transfer window.

The former Anderlecht winger revealed that he had no intentions of the leaving the Belgian side in the summer.

” I was not thinking of a departure. I imagined doing this season at Anderlecht then a few teams were interested in me. I chose Rennes because it was the best project that came to me “.

Doku also opened up on why he chose to join Stade Rennes from Anderlecht which according to some quarters, he was joining a lesser-known club.

” Ligue 1 is a higher level, we play the Champions League. I have to take new steps. I will be more expected with my new club, for sure, but this ‘It’s up to me to prove it. I’m not going to say that I followed all the Rennes matches, but I knew the importance of the club in French football “.

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Duku has made his debut in the Champions League for the French side in their 1-1 draw against Russian side Krasnodar on Tuesday.

He was introduced in the second half replacing Del Castillo in the 62nd minute and was a delight to watch.

Stade Rennes are in Group E together with Chelsea and Sevilla and are all tied to a point after day one fixtures of the Champions League.