Nottingham Forest got a chance to run the rule over Emmanuel Dennis last night. He started as Watford beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Vicarage Road and it’s very easy to understand why Steve Cooper wants him on Trentside.
The Reds boss might have been a keen spectator last night. Cooper is desperate to bolster his strike force before the big kick-off, and he’d have been impressed by what he saw from the uncompromising centre-forward.
Dennis could remain at Watford. The player is valued at around £20 million; with Newcastle also in the mix to sign him, along with the Reds and West Ham who have also discussed signing him at the boardroom level.
Dennis enjoyed a solid maiden campaign in the Premier League. He scored 10 goals for the Hornets as they slipped back into the Championship after just a single season playing in the top flight.
At 24-years-old, the striker ticks an awful lot of boxes for Forest. He’s young, would retain some sell-on valuation and furthermore, he’s capable of producing the goods playing Premier League football.
Last night he showcased exactly why Forest want him. He claimed the star man accolade from Who Scored and it’s easy to grasp why the Reds have placed him on the radar.
He completed six dribbles, was found twice and also won two aerial challenges; showcasing an unbelievable leap when the ball was in the air.
Furthermore, he also won three tackles. That number was the joint highest of anyone on the Watford team, with only Tom Cleverley matching him in that department.
Forest run the rule over Dennis and they must sign him
Dear Mr Marinakis, it’s time to get the chequebook out once again. The Greek businessman has backed Forest this summer and now he must help the club sign Dennis before the transfer window closes.
A move to Forest would surely appeal to the striker. He will be keen to return to the Premier League and more interestingly, he could link up with his international teammate in Taiwo Awoniyi.
The Reds fan base won’t be greedy. With Lewis Grabban departing though, it’s crystal clear that the club needs another striker ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
Dennis looks absolutely perfect and now Forest must act before the £27,000-a-week workhorse goes somewhere else this summer.