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Euro 2020 .. Jeremy Duques is a new jewel in Belgium

Belgium captain Eden Hazard assumed the role of mentor during the country's King Philippe's visit to the (Red Devils) camp south of Brussels ahead of the start of the European Nations Cup.

Hazard referred to goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, saying, "He is a little lucky," before turning to the physical trainer to say, "This is what makes us run."

Upon reaching the 25th player, Hazard revealed "Jeremy Duques, the new gem", and the king took the initiative to ask him if he was the youngest, and he answered that yes since he is 19 years old.

Hazard joked about the right wing with the phrase "the spoiled boy for the wing position", in reference to the player, who was then still 18 years old, but the French club Rennes paid 26 million euros to Anderlecht to obtain his signature and become the most expensive transfer deal in the history of the French club.

Rennes was not the first non-Belgian team to try to sign Dokku, as Liverpool tried to sign him when he was 15 years old, when he visited Anfield and met former coach Steven Gerrard at the time, but the player felt that he was not yet ready to leave Brussels.

Likewise, Ajax have expressed interest in acquiring the signature of the Belgian-Ghanaian player, although in video games he asks for a move to Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain.

However, Doku's choice ultimately fell on Stade Rennes, which finished last season in sixth place in the (Ligue A) table, and the Belgian was one of the most prominent players that season.

"When I dribble, I pass the opponent once in every two attempts. I am the best dribble player in the French League. It is not bad for a competition where Neymar and Mbappe are," after the season ended with two goals he scored and three more goals in 30 games.

Kylian Mbappe, 22, who is currently one of the best players in the world, praised the Belgian by confirming, "I talked to my father recently about a player who caught my attention, because of his abilities and super speed. He is Jeremy Duques. Since the beginning of my career, I have not seen a player with such talent and support." Words reported by (France Football) magazine.

Doku, who was called up by coach Roberto Martinez to the national team since last August, appeared for the first time in the European Nations Cup during the third round against Finland and after Belgium qualified for the final price, as a substitute for Atletico Madrid winger Yannick Carrasco, who played the first two matches.

In 2018, the young player watched on a giant screen in the Groenplatz square in Antwerp how his country finished third in the World Cup. Three years later, despite joining the national team, Dooku does not feel pressured by the high expectations placed on his team