Nottingham Forest striker Emmanuel Dennis could still head to Turkey before Friday’s transfer deadline. The player has been deemed surplus to requirements by Steve Cooper and the head coach is keen to offload him.

According to The Athletic, the player’s representatives are still in talks with a number of clubs in Turkey. Talks were thought to be ongoing with Trabzonspor, although nothing is advanced.

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Dennis signed for Forest 12 months ago from Watford. He had scored 10 times in his maiden campaign playing Premier League football and he looked like being a useful addition.

At £15 million it was anticipated he’d play a sizeable part in the team but he failed to impress Cooper. He scored just twice during 2022/23 and has done pre-season with the B-Team this summer.

The report claims that if any deal takes place, Forest want it to be a loan with an option to buy further down the line. Several clubs are thought to want him in Turkey and talks are ongoing.

Forest striker Dennis could still head for Turkey before Friday

It’s a shame that Forest have been unable to sell the 25-year-old this summer. That was always going to be a long shot, however, given that he wasn’t handed many starts last season and now a loan is on the cards instead.

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Dennis can prove a useful player for someone on his day. The Reds have perhaps been guilty of playing a system that doesn’t suit him and signing him when the head coach didn’t really fancy him.

Hopefully, an agreement can be reached with someone before Friday’s deadline in Turkey. Dennis is too good to not be playing anywhere and getting a club to take on the majority of his wages would be a huge bonus.

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