OFFICIAL: Emmanuel Dennis Joins Nottingham Forest For A Club-Record Fee From Watford.

Nottingham Forest have officially completed the signing of Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis from Watford.

The 24-year-old scored 10 goals for the Hornets in the Premier League last season but his performances could not help to keep them up.

Dennis has already featured in Watford's opening two Championship matches this season, but did not feature in the squad for Friday night's win over Burnley as he finalised a switch to the City Ground.

He joins Steve Cooper's men after just a year at Watford. Dennis joined The Hornets from Club Brugge for £3.5m but has left following an impressive debut campaign in the Premier League.

"Nottingham Forest is delighted to confirm the signing of striker Emmanuel Dennis from Watford," a club statement read.

No terms were disclosed by Forest, with a reported £20m fee having been agreed.

The deal makes the Super Eagles star become Forest's most expensive signing in history, breaking the transfer fee they paid for Dennis' fellow country-man Taiwo Awoniyi who was the club's biggest buy for €17.5 million from Germany’s Union Berlin.

Everton and Newcastle were also keen on landing the Nigerian international before Forest swooped in. 

It remains to be seen if Dennis could make his debut in Forest's home clash against West Ham on Sunday afternoon, or would have to wait until next Saturday against Everton for his Forest debut.

With seven international caps to date for Nigeria, Dennis will be expected to team up with Awoniyi and bolster the attacks of the Reds.

The Premier League new boys suffered a 2-0 defeat away to Newcastle United last Saturday.


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