The West Ham owners have told Watford that they are prepared to pay a total of £20 million for Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis this summer.
That’s according to a report from The Athletic who claim that the Hammers have informed Watford that we are prepared to pay £18 million up front plus a further £2 million add-ons in performance related bonus for the 24-year-old forward.
Signing a proven centre-forward will be the top priority for West Ham manager David Moyes in the summer transfer window.
Michail Antonio has been Moyes’s only option over the past 18 months and that quite simply has to change before the start of the 2022/23 campaign.
Dennis seems like a decent option to us. He may not be the marquee signing that the fans want but he’s more than good enough to do a job for this West Ham team.
West Ham striker bid incoming
The Athletic reckon that West Ham are prepared to pay £18 million plus £2 million in add-ons for Watford hitman Emmanuel Dennis.
And the Hammers board have allegedly informed the Hornets of this.
We believe that the 24-year-old would be a very good addition for West Ham this summer and is exactly the kind of striker David Moyes usually likes.
Dennis bagged 10 goals and six assists in 33 Premier League games for Watford last season (Transfermarkt).
He is a constant menace for opposing defenders and possesses a fantastic work-rate.
West Ham fans will know all about Dennis. He scored against us with a brilliant strike at Vicarage Road earlier this season.
£20 million seems like a reasonable fee for West Ham to pay for the Nigerian. It is worth noting that he can play on either wing as well as through the middle.
And if West Ham do make a £20 million bid for the striker, it’s hard to envisage a scenario where Watford would turn it down.