[SIGNED loan] Emmanuel Dennis

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  1. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    As reported by Romano. Love that.
  2. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team Captain

    Get in. Incredible signing. I love the guy.

    Understand Watford have agreed on deal to sign Emmanuel Dennis from Istanbul Basaksehir!

    Surprise return agreed on loan until June as he accepted to take 70% pay cut to return and help Watford.

    Medical booked on Tuesday.
  3. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    Bring the whole gang back? Success, Ighalo and Troost Ekong….

    Fly Super Eagles, Flyyyy
  4. reids

    reids First Team

    Will either be a fantastic signing or an utter disaster. Nothing inbetween
  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    Apparently been injured but fit now ?
  6. Halfwayline

    Halfwayline Reservist

    Well it’s an upgrade..but will he get the service he needs
  7. Maedhon

    Maedhon Academy Graduate

    Wonder whether we play him as a winger or striker?
  8. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    A real statement of intent and says to me we fancy solidifying a playoff place. Well done to all involved. Great stuff!
  9. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

    If he wants to be at the club then that's a boon and a half. If the 70% is true then that's clear and on the face of it, exactly the profile of player we have been missing up front who has pace and can finish reasonably reliably. This is not the whole answer to our squad's problems but it is a significant piece in place we did not expect and I am increasingly excited by this.

    An RB, CDM and another winger at bare minium is a must before I would say we have 2x players for each position.

    GK: Bachmann, Hamer
    RB: Andrews, Ngakia (Unfortunately VI has ruled out RB this window)
    RCB: Porteous, Sierralta
    LCB: Hoedt, Pollock (Would prefer left footed CB here)
    LB: Lewis, Morris
    CDM: Livermore (New signing needed)
    LCM: Koné, Kayembé
    RCM: Chavketadze, Dele-Bashiru
    LW: Sema, Dennis
    ST: Dennis, Bayo, Rajovic
    RW: Asprilla, Hurtado (New signing needed)
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2024
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  10. ITKTim

    ITKTim Academy Graduate

    I knew this would happen.
  11. Superhorn8118

    Superhorn8118 Academy Graduate

    He managed to get 10 goals for us before without any service tbf, created most of them himself from scratch
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  12. Cassetti's Beard.

    Cassetti's Beard. Academy Graduate

    ******* brilliant, over the moon with this, play-offs guaranteed!

    I bet Aspirlla and Martins are looking forward to having someone half-decent in the area.
  13. Vic

    Vic First Year Pro

    Yeah. Love this. He’s a menace is Dennis.
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  14. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    This is absolutely mad - why would he agree to this. He could be in the argument for the best player in the division if his head is right. How.
  15. Keighley

    Keighley First Team

    You can’t solidify something you haven’t got.
  16. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Intriguing. From a playing perspective I think he’s a perfect fit. I was also told on good authority that he was very unpopular - so the story when that came out in the press wasn’t a surprise.

    A gamble to bring him in. He will score goals, but also risks upsetting the camp.
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  17. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse First Team Captain

    I think what I meant was clear though.
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  18. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    70% wage reduction, different profile attacker and Forest have agreed the fee to just be we pro-rata down a payment we are owed by them already.

    A very, very unusual piece of superb financial business.

    Suspect Mogi's prints are on the deal...the pay cut will surely be what has made Ismael agree to the deal as it shows willing, given he was quoted as turning Dennis down in the summer. Or the transfer has been forced upon him....
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  19. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    You don't have to be fit to sign for Watford!
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  20. Keighley

    Keighley First Team

    ‘Having a punt at’’?
  21. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    As a statement of intent, great. But it could go either way.
  22. Heidar

    Heidar Squad Player

    He bloody loves Watford

    So we've gone from having the slowest player in the league to the fastest.
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  23. Burnsy

    Burnsy First Team

    I always find this very strange (not on your behalf)...as I (and others) have been told the opposite and that we was actually popular and others caused issues well before him.

    I suspect hes a challenging character that half liked, half didn't. But there was never any doubt (for me) that he just wanted to win and had high standards. If it's true he's approached us about returning and taking the payout, then it shows willing many players don't have. And indicates he was happy here.

    I'm personally ecstatic about the deal.
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  24. davisp2

    davisp2 Reservist

    Don’t believe anyone accepts a 70% wage cut. Must be more to this
  25. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Exactly the type of forward we need, but I'll be honest, I'm not totally enamoured by the signing for obvious reasons. From his social media, it seems he's always had an affection for us since leaving, I hope the wage cut is a sign he's willing to be a team player and not spoil the growing atmosphere at the club (though I suppose if he is completely toxic we'll just let him go in the summer)
  26. reids

    reids First Team

    Makes sense tbf, failed at his last 2 clubs. Going back to one of the only clubs he's succeeded at makes sense for all parties - if he does well then it might mean Forest get a better price for him if they sell in the summer and finally gets his career back on track and stops him falling into obscurity
  27. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    Absolutely, it’s about perception. You are aware of the chat I had with somebody once where I got all the goings on at the training ground, and the perception of Holebas from some is that he was a nutter…others perceived him as an out and out winner but an acquired taste from a personality perspective. Depends who you ask.

    Dennis is an incredible signing for on the pitch.
  28. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    Got to look forward to this. He was good enough to make goals out of nothing in the PL.
  29. ProfessorAbdi

    ProfessorAbdi First Year Pro

    Wow, incredible stuff. What a signing, when he's in the mood he's unplayable. Ismael could be the man to get the best out of him if he buys into the team spirit at the club.
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  30. leighton buzzard horn

    leighton buzzard horn Squad Player

    A Mogi Bayat player…
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  31. lutonh8a

    lutonh8a Squad Player

    I was ecstatic when I saw this news. To be honest I never really completely bought into the whole attitude thing. It was hardly like the rest of the squad had a fantastic attitude, they were mostly a bunch of wimps that didn’t put in the required effort. I always got the impression that Dennis had higher standards than others who seemingly didn’t care.
  32. Heidar

    Heidar Squad Player

    Mogi hasn't
  33. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    Wowsers, fair play to the club, this could genuinely make us play off contenders
  34. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    He knew where the back of the net was and was a good player. Whether or not the off-field rumours were true, hopefully that is behind him now and if he does return I would expect him to slot in to VI's system pretty well. Possible one for a "two up top" maybe? When he left the club he followed Watford religously on social media and posted some images of himself watching our games. Obviously feels a connection despite his short time here.

    Of all the players' we had in that rancid squad, Dennis, Sema and Pedro seemed at least try. One ex-player I would glady take back if he is willing to put a shift in.
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  35. Malteser2

    Malteser2 Reservist

    I think it’s terrific news and I can’t see any point in looking for hidden agendas or truths v untruths.

    The main thing is our top scorer in our last PL season wants to come back, and is coming back!

    And he’s coming into a squad full of good characters and hard-workers but maybe lacking in high quality and skill sets. We all know he can bring that to us.

    A first signing back for Nani and a player who has now been signed by both of our last two Technical Directors .

    In effect we’ve swapped Healey for Dennis this window. Not bad!
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