Emmanuel Dennis to Newcastle United: A viable option?

Ankit Mishra
By Ankit Mishra
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The English top-flight side Newcastle United have been offered the chance to sign Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis in the transfer window.

The cash-rich Magpies under the new owners are giving it all they’ve got to build a new squad ahead of the next season. As a matter of fact, a squad rebuild is what appears to have been taking place at St. James’ Park this summer.

Newcastle boss, Eddie Howe, and the management believe there is plenty of scope for the club to grow in the coming years provided there are vital signings made and if they could build an academy of their own with proper infrastructure. All of which already seem to be on the agenda of the new ownership for the Magpies.

In the midst of the transfer window, Newcastle have gotten an interesting proposition on their table in the form of a striker from Watford. The Hornets have placed an offer to help the Magpies sign Emmanuel Dennis this summer.

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Now, the striker is an interesting choice to add up front in the attack if the transfer is to be facilitated. He has made 30 appearances in his stint with the club, netting the ball 10 times and registering six assists to his name.

The gaffer is in need of a forward who can get them the goals they require once the regular season gets underway. Howe’s preferred option would be that of a centre-forward or a striker and here is where the Watford ace could join in.

Callum Wilson and Chris Wood are the only two strikers in the side the gaffer will turn to, however, banking on them throughout the entire season would just be an added pressure. Moreover, the Magpies lack depth in the attacking front, and Dennis could help fix that issue with his inclusion.

Besides, the striker is available for a fee in the region of around £20m, something that the Magpies would not mind cashing in. With the Premier League experience that he holds coupled with adapting well to playing out wide and in the centre, he has proven how lethal and versatile he can be on the pitch.

His ability to dribble and his pace would bring a lot to St. James’ Park and Howe would be delighted to have such a profile on his side. With Moussa Diaby and Armando Broja also linked with a move to join the Magpies, the transfer still seems to be difficult to pull off.

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With the chance to sign a striker and of such calibre, this could be the right time for Newcastle to make a swoop for the player to secure his services. Considering that he is only 24 with still his prime years ahead of him, this could be a great time both for the club and the player to work with each other.

Dennis would surely be a vital option considering the lack of options up front in the attack. Also, with his quality, the player at a bigger management such as that of Newcastle can bring a lot to the side and compete with the other two strikers for the regular spot.

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