Premier League new boys Watford announce deal to sign former Arsenal and Manchester United target Emmanuel Dennis from Belgian side Club Brugge
- Emmanuel Dennis scored 27 goals in just over 90 appearances for Club Brugge
- Watford are currently finalising personal terms with the Nigerian international
- Dennis can play anywhere along the front line mainly operating as a striker
Watford have announced they have reached an agreement with Club Brugge over the transfer of Nigeria forward Emmanuel Dennis.
The Premier League new boys said on Monday that they are finalising personal terms with the 23-year-old.
Dennis joined the Belgian club in 2017 and spent the latter part of the 2020-21 season on loan at Cologne. However, he struggled to feature regularly for the Bundesliga side only making nine league appearances and failing to score.
Watford have reached an agreement to sign Club Brugge striker Emanuel Dennis
Dennis failed to feature regularly for FC Koln during his loan spell with the German club
‘An agreement with Club Brugge has been reached for the transfer of exciting young forward Emmanuel Dennis, Watford FC is delighted to confirm. The Hornets wrote on their website.
‘The 23-year-old Nigerian spent part of last season on loan in Germany’s Bundesliga with FC Koln, having first joined the Belgian top-flight side in the summer of 2017.
‘A scorer of 27 goals in just over 90 club appearances for Brugge, he has featured in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
Dennis (left) scored a memorable brace against Real Madrid in the Champions League
‘The Hornets are currently finalising personal terms with the pacy striker – capped twice by Nigeria so far – who began his professional career with some experience as a teenager in the Ukrainian Premier League with Zorya Luhansk.’
Dennis scored a memorable brace for Brugge as they held Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw in the Champions League during the 18/19 season.
He can play anywhere across the forward line, mainly operating as a central striker.