Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel has lauded the qualities of Anderlecht teen sensation Jeremy Doku.
Doku, 18, is currently in the camp of the ‘Red Devils’ after being handed his debut call up for their Euro Nations League.
The promising winger is seen as one of the players who will eventually represent the new generation of the Belgian national team considering his immense progress in the Belgian Pro League.
Axel Witsel (31) says though Doku has huge potential to become a great footballer in the future, he should not be in a rush to leave Belgium for a top deal in Europe.
He believes Doku playing in the Belgian League for at least the next three or four years would help him develop well and become a starter at any club he decides to join in Europe.
“I have already seen a few matches of Doku,” Witsel told Nieuwsblad.
“He is a boy with a lot of talent. I advise him not to go abroad too soon. There he ends up in a top club. where he won’t play much.”
“If he wants to make progress, he has to play. That is possible if he stays in Belgium for another two to three years. Playing a match every three to four days is great for such a young guy. I hope he will follow my advice. “Witsel concluded.