West Ham United are reportedly interested in signing Emmanuel Dennis from Watford this summer, and his arrival would offer Michail Antonio good competition in the striker position.
Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis has emerged as a strong contender to be West Ham’s next purchase, after The Mirror has suggested that manager David Moyes is very interested in his services.
There is no wonder why the 24-year-old is such hot property either, after bursting on the scene during his debut Premier League season.
The Nigeria international finished the campaign with 10 goals and six assists in a struggling Watford side, offering the club a breath of fresh air during a turbulent year.
The Hornets finished the league in 19th place this campaign and were immediately relegated from the top flight after just one season.
Like other relegated sides, Watford will struggle to keep hold of their top players this summer. This, however, will be a positive for the Hammers, who can look to pounce on the opportunity to sign Dennis for a reduced fee.
The report suggests that a fee of £20million could be enough to persuade the frontman to join David Moyes’ side, which is a good price for the player that West Ham could be getting.
Dennis has shown great prowess and finishing in front of goal, as well as making darting runs into the box with the ball to give his team better scoring opportunities.
His footwork inside the box, his natural pace and goal scoring ability could prove pivotal in this West Ham side, who rely on fast, counter-attacking goals to get ahead of their opponents.
This will also provide current West Ham striker Michail Antonio with good competition up top. He is currently the club’s only senior striker and his form has dipped over the past few months.
The arrival of Dennis will no doubt boost the quality of this side and if the club can scoop him up on a reduced fee, then David Moyes could have a talented striker on his hands.