Dennis coy on future amid transfer links

Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Dennis was coy on his future in his post-match interview after an impressive outing for Watford in their championship opener.

On Monday night, Dennis stood out with an excellent all-round display, playing a hand – along with Sarr – in the move which created the goal in a 1-0 win over Sheffield United.

The Nigerian and his teammate Ismaila Sarr have been linked with a move to David Moyes’s Westham United but Watford’s asking price has kept the hammers away. 

Dennis had a fine debut season in English football as he scored 10 goals and laid on six assists in 33 games for relegated Watford last season.

After the match, the 24-year-old could not avoid questions on the transfer speculation surrounding him with the likes of the Hammers so heavily linked.

The Sky Sports reporter apologised when asking Dennis about his future saying “I understand the speculation is outside your control but how much will you enjoy playing in this team if you do stay”. 

“I enjoy the game today, we won the game, so I’m happy, I’m still a player of the team so I just do my job and we’ll see what happens,” Dennis said on Sky Sports.

“Dennis £20m valuation’

Dennis has four years left on his contract at the Vicarage road, so potential suitors will have to pay a fee in the region of £20m as the Nigerian international in order to land his services.

Earlier this summer The Athletic claimed West Ham have ‘intimated that they are prepared to pay £18m plus £2m in add-ons’ for five-cap Nigeria international Dennis. But it appears West Ham are settling for Burnley winger Maxwell Cornet instead.

Everton and Newcastle are the clubs reportedly interested in Dennis' services. The Toffees want him as a potential replacement for Richarlison, who left for Tottenham, while the Magpies see the 24-year-old as an additional option in their attack.

 

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 days ago

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