Nigeria international Emmanuel Dennis is set to leave Watford, reports.

The £20m valued striker was the shinning light for the Hornets as they were relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2021/22 season.

Nigerian forward Dennis, the club’s top scorer with 10, was a rare bright spark in Watford’s season and one of their few hits in the transfer market. Sadly for Hornets fans, he is now almost certain to depart.

He is their best chance of making a quick buck to help fund their summer business, with the club looking for a fee starting at £20m – just a year after paying around £3m for the 24-year-old.

West Ham are looking for a striker to offer cover and competition to Michail Antonio, with Dennis also capable of playing on the wing. If sold, his former club Club Brugge would be due a sell-on fee, thought to be about five per cent.

A relegation clause in Dennis’ contract will reduce his wages, but Watford know that even if they cannot sort a deal out, it is believed his wage demands would not be as large as certain other players after their relegation two years ago.


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