Jeremy Doku is a Belgian footballer who plays forward for the Ligue 1 club Rennes and the national team. Doku is of Ghanaian heritage and was born in Belgium.
|Date of Birth
|May 27, 2002
What are his parents’ names?
He was born in Ghana to Ghanaian parents, David Doku and Belinda Doku. In Borgerhout, he grew up with his brother and two sisters. His father, according to accounts, was an athlete. Their neighborhood was dangerous since it was connected with poverty, violence, and human trafficking. His mother previously claimed that she was fortunate that both of her boys were passionate about football and did not get involved with drink or drugs or become influenced by bad people. Jefferson, Doku’s older brother, is also a footballer.
In 2018, he was on the verge of joining Liverpool.
Doku’s parents said in an interview that their son was on the verge of joining Liverpool as Sadio Mane’s replacement in 2018. Doku’s father, David, recounted how Liverpool manager Klopp saw Jeremy’s potential to replace Sadio Mane and sought to persuade him to join the club. Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Ajax, and PSV were all interested when he was 16, and he visited clubs like Liverpool and Ajax. At the moment, David preferred Liverpool. Despite this, Doku chose to remain with his childhood club Anderlecht.
David said that previous Anderlecht general manager Herman Van Holsbeeck went to great lengths to keep Doku. They figured it out after seeing a video of Romelu Lukaku saying it was best to break through in Belgium first and then escape via the main gates. Holsbeeck was successful while Jeremy hesitated to go. Whether someone asks Doku if he has any regrets, he answers no because he feels that if Liverpool came to him at 15 and loved him, they would undoubtedly come back later. It is up to him to perform successfully.
He has been included in Belgium’s final 26-man FIFA World Cup roster.
Doku has been named to Belgium’s final 26-man roster for the FIFA World Cup, which will be contested in Qatar. On September 5, 2020, he made his debut for the national team against Denmark in the 2020 UEFA Nations League. He scored his first goal for the national team three days later, in a 5-1 win against Iceland.
A series of injuries occurred.
Doku has been plagued by injuries since last season, keeping him on the bench most of the time. According to Rennes manager Bruno Genesio, his current injury is a setback for the 20-year-old. Doku has been trapped in a vicious spiral, which is psychologically taxing for him. He went on to say that he gets hurt, returns to get playing time, then gets injured again and has to start again. In a recent interview, Doku said that in order to prevent damage, various everyday routines like sleeping earlier, eating differently, and attempting to modify everything have to be modified.
He also asks himself what he can do to prevent damage. He stated that if you want to play football at a top level, you must get injured once, twice, or three times.
Doku’s net worth is projected to be between $1 million and $5 million as of November 2022. Top teams have been watching him since he established himself as one of the bright prospects. He has a bright future, and if he keeps up his current pace, his net income will skyrocket.