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Belgium coach Roberto Martinez keen to hand Jeremy Doku international debut

Published on: 01 June 2020

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez is set to hand youngster Jeremy Doku a national team call up ahead of next summer's European championship. 

The Belgium born Ghanaian had a stellar breakthrough season with giants Anderlecht in the Jupiler Pro League.

Doku, who is eligible to represent Ghana, the country of his parents, netted four goals and made three assist before the league was cancelled.

His performances this season hasn't gone unnoticed with Belgium coach Roberto Martinez interested in giving the 17-year old a shot at the national team to gain experience ahead of Euro 2021.

Belgium's golden generation are ageing and to remain competitive at the top stage, Martinez hope a process of integrating youngsters like Doku is important.

"Jérémy Doku and Dharles De Ketelaere . We want to influence their progress by letting them gain experience," the Spaniard is quoted as saying. 

Meanwhile, the 17-year old has popped up on the radar of several clubs including English Premier League leaders Liverpool.

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