A Nigerian journalist has lifted the lid on the big reason David Moyes wants to bring 10-goal striker Emmanuel Dennis to West Ham.
West Ham have been linked with Watford striker Dennis since January.
And following Watford’s relegation, West Ham have reportedly held talks with the representatives of Dennis this week.
According to football journalist Peter O’Rourke, the Hammers are keen to bring the 24-year-old to the London Stadium in the summer.
The world and its wife knows that signing a striker is West Ham’s top priority this summer having failed to do so in the last three windows since selling Sebastien Haller.
Dennis has bagged 10 goals and six assists in 33 Premier League games for relegated Watford (Transfermarkt).
One of those was a sensational solo effort against West Ham in a 4-1 defeat for the Hornets at Vicarage Road.
For context that is one more goal than West Ham striker Michail Antonio and only two less assists, playing in a vastly inferior side.
Some West Ham fans and pundits may question why David Moyes would move for Dennis with fears he could be a one season wonder.
But now a Nigerian journalist has lifted the lid on the big reason Moyes wants to bring 10-goal striker Dennis to West Ham.
Imhons Erons, who writes for Soccernet Nigeria, has reported the latest on West Ham’s pursuit of the Watford striker.
And the Nigerian journalist has cited the big reason Moyes wants to bring Dennis to West Ham is his unbelievable versatility.
“The Hammers are in the market for attacking reinforcements this summer and are wasting no time in getting their business done for an exciting Nigerian forward,” Erons writes on Soccernet Nigeria.
“Dennis can be an excellent addition for the Londoners, the Nigerian attacker notching 10 goals and six assists for Watford in only his maiden season in the Premier League.
“His versatility could also come in handy for any astute manager as he can be deployed across any position in attack.”
West Ham have been linked with a host of strikers ahead of the summer transfer window opening on June 10th.
The likes of Darwin Nunez, Ollie Watkins and Dominic Calvert-Lewin have all been linked with moves to West Ham.
But each has a hefty price tag in excess of £60m.
So a move for Dennis seems a lot more feasible and likely for the Hammers, particularly given the fact Moyes could use him in any number of positions, as Erons points out.
He could even partner Antonio up front should Moyes wish to go with two up top in some matches.