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Leeds: Dean Jones makes Emmanuel Dennis claim

Leeds: Dean Jones makes Emmanuel Dennis claim -Leeds United News

Transfer insider Dean Jones has made a claim on Leeds United potentially looking to sign Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis.

The Lowdown: Productive first season

Dennis, who can play anywhere in attack, made the move to England last summer and has enjoyed a productive first season in the Premier League.

The Nigeria international has scored ten league goals in a struggling Watford side while also registering five assists.

He’s been fairly quiet in 2022, though, scoring just twice, and with the Hornets looking likely to suffer relegation back to the Championship, Jones feels like the Whites could target someone like Dennis.

The Latest: Jones’ comments

Leeds could well be in the market for a new forward this summer following Patrick Bamford’s injury struggles.

Talking to GiveMeSport, Jones claimed that the club could ‘sound out’ Dennis, labelling him as the ‘level of player that they’re looking at’.

“From what I understand, they would much prefer to have somebody who has had a taste of life in England, scoring goals at the top level, so Dennis might be a player they sound out.

“I don’t think it’s one that’s been mooted yet but, absolutely, that is the level of player that they’re looking at.”

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The Verdict: Orta may not have been impressed

Described as a ‘menace’ by Gary Lineker back in 2019, the 24-year-old has been a standout player for Watford, so a summer swoop could be a shrewd move.

However, Dennis didn’t exactly impress against Leeds earlier this month, with Victor Orta spotted with Whites supporters ahead of the game. The Leeds chief would have been watching on from the stands as Dennis came on as a first-half substitute in the 3-0 win for Jesse Marsch’s side.

As per SofaScore, Dennis gave possession away 20 times in his 51-minute display, lost 13 duels and failed to have a single shot or complete a cross, so Orta may have reservations over a potential summer move.

In other news: Orta’s first-team signing now set for ‘trial’ away from Leeds ‘this week’. 


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