The Tremendous Eagles striker has been snapped up by the Hornets after leaving the Belgian First Division A facet
Newly promoted Premier League facet Watford have introduced the signing of Emmanuel Dennis from Belgian top-flight facet Membership Brugge.
On account of his failure to tie down an everyday place on the Jan Breydel Stadium, the 23-year-old was loaned to FC Cologne for the 2020-21 marketing campaign.
Nevertheless, he struggled to get common enjoying time on the Bundesliga outfit – that includes in 9 German elite division video games with no objectives to his credit score.
Nonetheless, he’ll proceed his skilled profession with the English elute division outfit for an undisclosed payment.
“An settlement with Membership Brugge has been reached for the switch of thrilling younger ahead Emmanuel Dennis, Watford FC is delighted to substantiate,” the English topflight facet wrote on their website.
“The 23-year-old Nigerian spent a part of final season on mortgage in Germany’s Bundesliga with 1. FC Koln, having first joined the Belgian top-flight facet in the summertime of 2017.
“A scorer of 27 objectives in simply over 90 membership appearances for Brugge, he has featured in each the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League.
“The Hornets are presently finalising private phrases with the pacy striker – capped twice by Nigeria to this point – who started his skilled profession with some expertise as a young person within the Ukrainian Premier League with Zorya Luhansk.”
With this transfer, he turns into the eighth African in Xisco Munoz’s squad after William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria), Tom Dele-Bashiru (Nigeria), Adam Masina (Morocco), Isaac Success (Nigeria), Ismaïla Sarr (Senegal), Imran Louza (Morocco) and Kwadwo Baah (Ghana).
Throughout his time at Membership Brugge, he scored a brace because the Blue-Black held Actual Madrid to a 2-2 attract a Champions League sport performed two seasons in the past.
Within the course of, Dennis turned the third Nigerian to attain in opposition to Los Blancos within the European membership competitors.
Others to have achieved this feat are former Nigeria internationals Yusuf Ayila and James Obiorah.
Moreover, his first strike in opposition to the Spaniards was the earliest objective scored by the Belgians in Champions League historical past.
On the worldwide scene, he made his Tremendous Eagles debut on September 10, 2019 in Gernot Rohr’s males’s 2–2 pleasant draw with Ukraine, approaching as an 82nd-minute substitute for Samuel Chukwueze.
He was additionally in motion when the three-time African kings performed former world champions Brazil in one other check sport in Singapore.