West Ham United have clearly had a really lucky escape by not signing one striker who joined Nottingham Forest instead.

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We have always struggled with signing strikers, but things could have been so much worse had Moyes pulled the trigger on a deal to bring Emmanuel Dennis to the London Stadium.

West Ham were heavily linked with a move to sign the 25-year-old forward from Watford before he eventually joined Nottingham Forest last summer.

In fact, it was claimed at the time that Moyes wasn’t sold on the type of character that he was.

And that now looks like it was a really lucky escape for the Hammers…

West Ham’s lucky escape as Fabrizio Romano claims Nottingham Forest man is set for Turkey move

According to Fabrizio Romano, Adana Demirspor and Istanbul Başakşehir have both offered Dennis deals, just one year into his Forest career.

And he is apparently now close to leaving the City Ground:

The Turkish transfer window is open until September 15th, so it seems highly likely that the former Watford man will be heading out there imminently.

He bagged just two goals in 25 games for Forest last season (Transfermarkt).

Thankfully West Ham were unable to sign him, it’s clear that he isn’t good enough to cut it at the highest level of the game.

Had we signed Dennis, it might have block Divin Mubama’s path to the first-team as well.

West Ham have clearly had a very lucky escape.


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