Nottingham Forest have now agreed on a deal with Watford to sign Emmanuel Dennis, according to The Athletic.
A deal is now in the final stages and personal terms are not expected to be an issue with the Nigeria international.
Dennis only signed for the Hornets last summer. He arrived from Genk for £3.5 million and enjoyed a quality maiden season.
The man with seven caps for his country found the net 10 times and laid on a further five in the way of assists.
Dennis was unable to help Watford avoid relegation and they’ve always anticipated that he might depart this summer.
Now, the player will join Forest once the formalities are finalised and he will become another new signing at the club.
Dennis has started both of Watford’s games in the Championship this season but hasn’t scored a goal.
Forest were always likely to be targeting another striker this summer following vast upheaval.
Sam Surridge has remained at the club but there are some reservations over his ability to do it in the Premier League.
Elsewhere, Lewis Grabban has departed the football club and the Reds looked toothless last week at Newcastle.
Getting Dennis over the line would be massive. This deal hasn’t taken long to push through and fans should be excited.
Watford have a replacement lined up too. Former Forest star Keinan Davis is at the club completing a medical ahead of a loan move.
The Reds weren’t the only interested party. Some reports have claimed that West Ham and Newcastle both considered Dennis this summer.
Dennis deal agreed by Forest
The Reds will welcome this deal. No sooner had the link emerged yesterday, the deal now looks to be drawing to a close with Forest getting their man.
Dennis will definitely add something to the ranks. Not least, he knows where the net is and has scored goals in the Premier League.
Forest needed another talisman. It would have been harsh to rely on the unproven Taiwo Awoniyi and the relatively raw Surridge to spearhead their attack.
Dennis looks like the real deal. He’s only 24 and the Reds will now likely view their striker options completed for this summer transfer window.
The proof will of course be in the performances. Forest might have hit the jackpot with Dennis, however.