Trabzonspor have rejected the chance to sign Nottingham Forest striker Emmanuel Dennis this summer. The Reds player now looks set to be in limbo as a number of transfer windows start to close.
According to Own Goal Nigeria, the player was the subject of an offer from Trabzonspor. Now, they’ve left discussions with Forest over Dennis and the player could end up staying at the City Ground.
Forest were hoping to offload the £40,000-a-week striker this summer. He’s never really been fancied by Steve Cooper and he managed just two goals for the Reds during 2022/23.
Dennis cost Forest £15 million from Watford 12 months ago. The Reds landed the talisman from the Hornets after 10 goals in his maiden campaign playing in the Premier League.
Trabzonspor how now switched their focus elsewhere. They’ve signed Paul Onuachu from Southampton instead of Dennis and it remains to be seen what the future holds for the 25-year-old.
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Dennis didn’t do pre-season training with the senior ranks at Forest. He spent time turning out for the B-Team and featured in their pre-season fixtures instead.
Trabzonspor walk away from deal for Forest player Dennis
The Reds will be disappointed that a deal couldn’t be struck. Dennis would have been a player that the club were desperate to get off the wage budget but now he looks set to stay.
Cooper is unlikely to be handing Dennis a reprieve any time soon. The signing of Divock Origi on transfer deadline day means that the Reds now have three options in attack.
Forest might have to wait until January to offload Dennis now. The Reds will hopefully have more luck on that front then but after months of inactivity for the Nigerian, it could prove tricky.