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West Ham target Emmanuel Dennis coy on future in Sky Sports interview after impressive display


West Ham target Emmanuel Dennis coy on future in Sky Sports interview after impressive display

West Ham target Emmanuel Dennis was coy on his future in a Sky Sports interview after an impressive display for Watford.

West Ham have been heavily linked with Watford forward Dennis and his teammate Ismaila Sarr as David Moyes looks to sign an attacker who can play across the front line.

West Ham’s hopes of signing Dennis – who scored 10 goals and laid on six assists in 33 games for relegated Watford last season – were boosted earlier this summer when a report from Football League World claimed an ownership issue would work in Moyes’s favour.

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Earlier this summer The Athletic claimed West Ham have ‘intimated that they are prepared to pay £18m plus £2m in add-ons’ for five-cap Nigeria international Dennis.

Many West Ham fans have welcomed the links to Dennis. Particularly after Dennis scored an impressive solo goal against the Hammers in a 4-1 defeat at Vicarage Road last season.

Many Hammers supporters tuned in to watch relegated Watford’s first game of the new Championship season last night.

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And Dennis stood out with an excellent all-round display, playing a hand – along with Sarr – in the move which created the the goal in a 1-0 win over Sheffield United.

After the match the 24-year-old could not avoid questions on the transfer speculation surrounding him with the likes of the Hammers so heavily linked.

West Ham target Dennis coy on his future in a live Sky Sports interview after his impressive display.

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“We’ll see” West Ham target coy on future in live Sky Sports interview

He told the reporter “we’ll see what happens” as rumours continue to swirl.

The Sky Sports reporter apologised when asking Dennis about his future saying “I understand the speculation is outside your control but how much will you enjoy playing in this team if you do stay”.

And Dennis was very non-committal, instead focusing on the here and now.

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“I enjoy the game today, we won the game, so I’m happy, I’m still a player of the team so I just do my job and we’ll see what happens,” Dennis said on Sky Sports.

Speaking after the game, former Hammer Jobi McAnuff described Dennis and Sarr – alongside the equally impressive match winner Joao Pedro – as “absolutely frightening”.

He also said he is “sure Watford will be fending off bids left right and centre” for Dennis and Sarr.


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