Super Eagles Transfer News: Aston Villa urged to go for Dennis; Onyekuru returns to Turkey

The 2021/22 season saw one of the best all-round performances from individual stars of the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the world came to know the talent that exists in the most populous black nation on earth.

A number of local-born but internationally based local talents took their leagues by storm. Their diaspora colleagues also put in strong performances and as a result, the transfer window is buzzing with clubs looking to add Nigerians to their squads.

Here is the latest news surrounding Nigerian players abroad.

Aston Villa urged to move for Emmanuel Dennis

Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis has been touted to Aston Villa by Richard Dunne.

The former Manchester City defender and BT Sport pundit was speaking with a Birmingham-based media outlet when he noted that Villa could do with the talents of Dennis in their squad rebuild.

The Villans could see their two strikers Ollie Watkins and Danny Ings depart Villa Park this season and this has necessitated the signing of a new striker.

Dennis, who scored 10 Premier League goals and provided six assists for Watford as their star man in their failed season, is expected to leave Vicarage Road. The Hornets want to rebuild their squad for their Championship run and Dennis, their most sellable asset, will provide them with the cash injection they need for that purpose.

Aston Villa have already been linked to him but reports have it that West Ham United have begun discussions and that Leeds United are lurking around monitoring the situation.

Dunne believes that Villa should push for Watford for squad depth even if they do not lose Watkins or Ings in the summer.

Onyekuru to return to Galatasaray

Henry Onyekuru is returning to Galatasaray for the third time in his career after a poor season in Greek football's top flight with Olympiacos Piraeus.

The winger won the league title with the club but his performances were forgettable. The club are open to a sale if a good deal comes but with no offers forthcoming, a return to his former club Galatasaray on loan is on the cards.

The 24-year-old has a good history at the Turkish giants. In 71 appearances across his two loan stints at the club, he bagged 22 goals and 12 assists. He was also vital to the two trophies they won during his time there.

Financial issues in Turkish football, however, prevent the club from making all the signings they need, which is why Onyekuru is only considered for a loan spell.

This article was most recently revised and updated 4 weeks ago

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