Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is urging his club to sign Nottingham Forest striker Emmanuel Dennis.
That’s according to the Daily express.
The outlet claims that Crystal Palace is interested in Emmanuel Dennis and that Hodgson is the one who piqued the Eagles’ interest in him.
It is also believed the 25-year-old, who played for Watford before joining Forest, may want to return to London this summer.
A move to Selhurst Park would see Dennis working with Michael Olise, who will now stay in south London after signing a new deal.
What would Emmanuel Dennis bring to Crystal Palace?
Dennis is quite a versatile striker who can play both up front and on the flank. It could make him a useful asset for Palace, especially after losing Wilfried Zaha.
Like the Nigeria international, Zaha is capable of playing in more than one position in attack which Palace will lack.
Dennis is also a quick and skillful player. His former manager Claudio Ranieri spoke about the Forest man a few years ago Watford’s official website: “[Dennis] is a very talented player. He’s fast, has good skills, always runs straight for goal – I love players like that.”
He didn’t make too much of an impression at Forest last season, scoring just two goals in 19 Premier League games under Steve Cooper.
But in the 2021/22 season, Dennis had 16 goals in 33 first division appearances. It shows that given the opportunity, he can be an effective attacker.
Ultimately, Dennis isn’t a bad player if Hodgson is looking to strengthen his forward line before the transfer window closes next month. And with the former Club Brugge star not currently a key figure at the City Ground, he should be available.
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