Super Eagles Transfer News: Udinese join race for Dennis; Onyekuru close to Turkey return

Super Eagles Transfer News: Udinese join race for Dennis; Onyekuru close to Turkey return

Serie A side Udinese has declared their interest in signing 25-year-old Emmanuel Dennis from Watford.

Emmanuel Dennis is a wanted man after an impressive Premier League debut for Watford FC. The former Club Brugge striker is a target for a number of Premier League clubs and Spanish LaLiga clubs.

Now, he has a new suitor in Udinese, who are looking to replace star man Gerard Deulofeu who could be leaving the club for another adventure in Spain with Real Sociedad or be on his way to Napoli.

The Serie A club are looking to build on their 12th place finish from last season, greatly helped by Deulofeu and believe that Dennis, whose goals gave Watford hope of remaining in the Premier League, is the right man to help their aspirations.

Dennis has already been linked to a number of Premier League clubs with many pundits asking said clubs to go after him and keep him in the league. It has also been reported that West Ham United, one of the clubs linked to his signature in the summer, have begun talks with him.

Udinese is looking to upset those discussions and links with their offer which, according to reports from Italy, has pushed them ahead of the others. This is because the Pozzo family, owners of Watford, are also the owners of Udinese.

Having seen what Dennis can do, they will be looking to keep their star man to help their clubs’ progress.

Should he make the move to the Italian club, he will be the fourth Nigerian player to have switched between both clubs after Odion Ighalo, William Troost-Ekong and Isaac Success. Deulofeu, who he is to replace at the Italian club, also switched from Watford to Udinese in 2020 as one of the results of the Pozzo family’s influence on their transfer dealings.

Meanwhile, Henry Onyekuru is edging closer to a return to Galatasaray after a nightmare season in Greece with Olympiacos Piraeus.

The 24-year-old winger won the Greek top flight title playing 14 league games for the club, but faiked to register a singl goal or assist. The club are looking to cut their losses early and Galatasaray, who have good memories of Onyekuru, are looking to bring him back to the club as they attempt to get back to the top of Turkish football.

Galatasaray President Dursun Ozbek has concluded talks with Olympiacos, and the 22-time Super Lig champions are ready to end Onyekuru’s nightmare, one season after joining the Greek giants from AS Monaco for €4.5million.


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