Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis has attracted rave reviews from Watford legend Troy Deeney.
The Nigerian forward has hit a rich vein of form, scoring in his last three Premier League appearances.
The Premiership has become awash, with several Nigerians earning their keep in the league. Names like Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi are usually the first names mentioned when talks revolve around Nigerian's in the Premiership. They have carried on the legacy left behind by Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Okocha, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Celestine Babayaro.
The Nigerian flag is flying high and has encouraged the influx of more Nigerians. Spread across teams like Watford, Southampton, Brentford and Crystal palace, it is good to see that they are doing well.
The success of these players in the Premier League is a big boost for the national team as it chases international glory. One name that has recently been making the headlines for head-turning performances is Emmanuel Dennis. The Kwara Football Academy product is enjoying a rich vein of form since he joined Watford.
Tipped for greatness
Emmanuel Dennis is gradually becoming a household name at Watford. When they hammered Manchester United 4-1, Emmanuel Dennis was at the heart of everything good that Watford did. He bagged a goal and two assists, thus receiving rave reviews.
Emmanuel Dennis in the Premier League:
👕 13 appearances
⚽️ 6 goals
🅰️ 5 assists
In terms of goals + assists, he’s second only to Mo Salah this season. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/fQ8qG8Vqfk
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) December 1, 2021
The performances of the Watford striker has drawn admiration from a former club forward and legend. Troy Deeney, who brought his 11-year stay at the Hornets to an end in August, has nothing but praises for Dennis. He has even gone as far as tipping him to become the new fan favourite at the club.
Deeney believes that the Nigerian striker has all it takes to succeed at the highest levels. He said if Dennis stays for long at Vicarage, he has the quality to become a legend of the club.
Ismaila Sarr arrived at Vicarage Road for £40 million from Rennes. In a twist, Dennis has stolen the thunder from the Senegalese. The Nigerian attacker, who arrived from Club Brugge in the summer for €4 million, will be worth more now.
Making a name in the Premier League
When Emmanuel Dennis arrived in the Premier League, not many took notice, and not much was expected of him. The 24-year-old striker was supposed to fill in the space. He was supposed to be the sidekick for the £40 million Senegalese star Ismaila Sarr, but someone forgot to read him the script. The Nigerian forward is making a name for himself with star performances at the club.
Emmanuel Dennis has notched up a tidy return of six goals and five assists this season, with his latest effort, a goal in the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday.
The last player to score in three consecutive Premier League matches for Watford was Troy Deeney almost five years ago. Emmanuel Dennis has equalled the feat with strikes against Manchester United, Leicester City and Chelsea.
Troy Deeney believes that Dennis can do great things at the club with his qualities.
Watford takes on Manchester City next, and Emmanuel Dennis could take his goal-scoring act to four consecutive Premier League goals.
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