Nottingham Forest forward Emmanuel Dennis could join former Premier League stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Neves and N’Golo Kante in Saudi Arabia after being put up for sale at the City Ground. 

If the Nigeria international really is available for transfer – as The Telegraph suggest – does this explain the reports linking Nottingham Forest with Allianz Lima’s Bryan Reyna and Genk’s Mike Tresor (90Min)? 

Both players prefer to cut in from the left wing onto their right foot, after all. Much in the same way as Dennis; the £20 million forward who did not come close to emulating his Watford impact under Steve Cooper in the East Midlands. 

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Dennis started just six Premier League games for Forest, scoring twice. 

The well-travelled attacker survived the guillotine in January. But that, it seems, was merely a case of delaying the inevitable.  

Nottingham Forest look to cash in on Emmanuel Dennis

The Telegraph say that Dennis is on the transfer list for a second window in succession. There are clubs in Russia expressing an interest, though the change to double, triple or even quadruple his wages alongside Ronaldo and co in Saudi Arabia will likely appeal to a player who currently ranks as the second-most expensive acquisition in Forest’s storied history. 

According to The Express’ Ryan Taylor, Cooper was ‘furious’ after Dennis meekly surrendered possession in the build up to a Tottenham goal during March’s 3-1 defeat in North London. He played only 18 minutes of football during Forest’s final six games of the season. 

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The Telegraph, meanwhile, report that Forest could also let Jonjo Shelvey, Sam Surridge and Steve Cook go. Ethan Horvath too, a return to Luton Town potentially on the cards for a goalkeeper who shone on loan as Rob Edwards’ side secured promotion to the Premier League for the very first time a few weeks ago. 

As for potential Dennis replacements, Belgian playmaker Tresor produced a staggering 24 assists for Genk in 2022/23. His coach, meanwhile, is now expecting a summer departure for the one-time Willem II talisman.

“We’ll see. There is a real chance that he will leave,” Wouter Vrancken tells Sporza. “Six starting players also left last year.” 

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