Nottingham Forest are set to dump Emmanuel Dennis after just five months, John Percy of The Telegraph is reporting. The striker joined from Watford for £15 million in August but has started just three Premier League games.

Furthermore, it’s been suggested that the coaching staff were recently left furious with Dennis. It was his error that allowed Manchester United to score the third goal at Old Trafford last week and that didn’t go down too well.

The 25-year-old was viewed as a player who could bring some experience to the Reds’ team. He scored 10 goals in the Premier League for Watford last season as they were relegated from the Premier League.

Dennis Forest exit
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He signed for the Hornets from Club Brugge in 2021 and made an immediate impact. Dennis was the main talisman for Watford during the 2021/22 campaign but played regularly at Vicarage Road.

His time at the City Ground has been different. He’s not been considered as the first-choice option and on Sunday he was an unused substitute during the 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

Forest have to be selective over where Dennis can go, however. As he’s already played for the Reds and Watford this season, he could only be available for a transfer to an overseas club.

Olympiacos looks like the obvious choice on this occasion. Josh Bowler is set to return from a loan spell with the Greek champions and will head back out on loan to former club Blackpool.

Forest striker Dennis set for the exit

This looks like the right decision for all parties. Dennis quite simply hasn’t made the grade at Forest and in recently weeks his attitude has appeared to be questionable at the very best.

He came on in the closing stages of a 4-1 win over Blackburn in the Carabao Cup recently. After the final whistle, instead of applauding almost 7,000 Forest supporters with his teammates, he headed straight down the tunnel.

Dennis Forest exit
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Forest need all hands on deck in their current predicament. They face a massive game against Southampton on Wednesday night and can ill-afford anyone upsetting the apple cart right now.

As a result, offloading Dennis looks wise. They might still be able to get a sizeable return on the player and his departure would also free up a place in the squad for any potential new signings.

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