This is why you should ignore rumours that 3 Premier League clubs are chasing Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Dennis
It is the transfer season and many a tale have been known to be spurn about certain players going to certain clubs but none comes close to the speculations about Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis being sought after by three clubs in the English Premier League.
According to a report in Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, newly promoted Leeds United are willing to sign Dennis provided Club Brugge will down its 20million Euros asking price.
Apart from Leeds, other teams interested in the Nigerian include Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United but they have all balked at the idea of splurging such a humongous amount on one player.
Now, besides the 20million Euros valuation, there’s also the Premier League rule on players’ eligibility to play in England. To qualify, a player must have played not less than 75 percent of the total number of games for his country’s senior nation team games in the preceding year.
Dennis, remember, was just handed his debut by Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr in 2019 and has just two caps so far so he’s automatically ineligible on that score.
In special cases, it is possible to work around the eligibility rule if the purchasing club can prove that the player is a special talent. In this case, they will need to pay over 27 million Euros to lodge this appeal.
It is a huge doubt if any of the mentioned clubs would be willing to pay that much for him coupled with, don’t forget, the transfer fee being demanded by Club Brugge.
Although Dennis has made it clear he wants to leave Club Brugge, he would be better off going to the Bundesliga or French Ligue 1 where he can work on racking up more caps with the Super Eagles and improve his eligibility rating.
Dennis had previously played in Ukraine for one year before moving to Belgium three seasons ago. He can play as a right winger, left winger and center forward.