Ghanaian-born Belgian, Jeremy Doku is among Next Generation’s 50 ranked best wonderkids in World Football today.
The Stade de Rennes winger is ranked 14th on the list 50 players born on and after January 1 2002.
When the former RSC Anderlecht kid, Doku visited the Liverpool training ground back in 2018, Jurgen Klopp told the then-16-year-old winger that he believed he could become the heir to Sadio Mane’s throne at Anfield, so highly was he thought of on Merseyside.
Only a video message from Romelu Lukaku convinced Doku to remain with Anderlecht, where he impressed during his 18 months in the first team before joining Rennes in a €26m (£24m/$31m) deal in October.
A full Belgium international who scored on his first start for Roberto Martinez’s side, Doku’s pacey, direct running style makes him a handful for any opposing full-back to deal with.
With FIFA’s new rules on players eligibility, the young man is eligible to represent Ghana at the senior level should he opt for the West Africans.