London duo Fulham and West Ham United are both keeping tabs on Watford star Emmanuel Dennis this summer.

According to The Athletic, Fulham and West Ham United are interested in securing the signature of Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis this summer.

The 24-year-old joined the Hornets in 2021 and was one of the few shining lights in what was a disappointing season as a whole at Vicarage Road. Dennis topped the Watford goalscoring charts and gave his side whatever little hope they had of avoiding relegation.

Now that the inevitable has come to pass, Dennis’s performances have found him several admirers in the English top flight. 10 goals and six assists in 35 games do not particularly stand out, but given the lack of service he had at Watford, it is a fine output.

The Nigerian international is primarily a centre-forward but is capable of playing anywhere along the frontline. A good dribbler, Dennis can thrive in a counter-attacking side and has also shown the tactical awareness of running into channels.

Fulham already have the impressive Aleksandar Mitrovic, but adding Dennis to their frontline will hand them more bite in attack. The London giants played on the front foot in the EFL Championship. However, the Premier League is a whole another ball game. They will be better off adopting a counter-attacking approach, and Dennis suits that tactic to a tee.

He will also help Marco Silva compensate for the loss of Fabio Carvalho to Liverpool. Scoring goals makes one’s life easier in the top flight, and Fulham are right to focus on their attack. Given time and application, the Nigerian could prove to be an inspired addition at the London club.

The same can be said of West Ham United, who also could do with inspiration in attack. Their overdependence on Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen makes the London giants easy to predict, and David Moyes needs an ace up his sleeve. More so, Said Benrahma could be on his way out, meaning the Hammers could do with a versatile attacker.

Dennis could thrive under Moyes, who has shown himself capable of getting the best out of his players. A player of his potential belongs in the Premier League, and it would appear that a movie could be on the cards this summer, either by joining West Ham or Fulham.


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