Nottingham Forest have received two enquiries from unnamed clubs for striker Emmanuel Dennis, according to The Athletic. The summer signing will be allowed to leave this month if a suitable deal can be sourced.
The player only signed for the Reds from Watford in the summer. He cost around £15 million and was added on the back of 10 Premier League goals for the Hornets during 2021/22.
In total, however, Dennis has made just three starts for the Reds, scoring once against Aston Villa. He’s actually played for just 370 minutes during the current campaign.
Now, Dennis has practically been deemed surplus to requirements. The player isn’t happy with a lack of game time and in fairness to the striker, that doesn’t come as much of a surprise.
The player hasn’t had a fair crack of the whip to prove himself. He’s been feeding on 10 minutes of action here and there and was an unused substitute against Chelsea on Sunday.
The 25-year-old is now the subject of two proposals from overseas. One is thought to be from the USA; with the other coming from a club currently operating in the top flight of Saudi Arabia.
Watford are the only English club that can sign him. FIFA restrictions stop him from playing for another club on these shores during the 2022/23 campaign having already played for both.
Forest receive Dennis enquiries
Offloading Dennis won’t be easy. It’s already claimed by various reports that Forest want to recoup what they paid for the striker should they decide to offload him this month.
That’s likely to put several clubs off. With that in mind, the club could be forced into loaning out the Nigerian international instead and from a business sense that wouldn’t be ideal.
It’s hard not to feel some sympathy for Dennis. He’s barely played and now it would seem that Cooper doesn’t really have a spot for him in the 4-3-3 system he wants to deploy.
Hopefully, a deal can be struck. Forest are hoping to add a striker to their ranks this month and a departure for Dennis would definitely free up space in the 25-man squad.