West Ham are reportedly willing to raise their bid to £20m for Emmanuel Dennis as the striker makes a vow on social media.
West Ham have been heavily linked with Watford forward Dennis as Moyes looks to make a host of additions in a big rebuild this summer.
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 this week when a report from Football League World claimed an ownership issue would work in Moyes’s favour.
West Ham are also allegedly lining up a £25 million bid for Dennis’s Watford teammate Sarr.
West Ham insiders Claret and Hugh claim Moyes is genuinely interested in the potential double swoop on Watford.
Claret and Hugh also claimed the Nigerian could be picked up for as little as £10 million after Watford’s relegation to the Championship.
But reports since have stated Watford value the versatile forward at between £20m and £25m.
The Daily Mail claim today that Everton are also showing an interest in Dennis as a potential replacement for Richarlison – the man they signed from Watford.
And now it is being reported that West Ham are willing to raise their bid to £20m for Dennis as the striker makes a vow on social media.
The Athletic say West Ham have ‘intimated that they are prepared to pay £18m plus £2m in add-ons’ for five-cap Nigeria international Dennis.
And the striker has taken to Twitter to make a vow that he will be even better next season.
“End of a season full of ups and downs,” Dennis Tweeted.
“I want to thank all the fans for always supporting me.
“Time to get ready and come back better.”
That will be music to Moyes’s ears if West Ham can get the player given he scored as many Premier League goals as Michail Antonio in what was a far inferior team.
Having a versatile player like Dennis – who can play in any position across the front-line – will help West Ham in terms of giving players – such as Antonio – a rest at the right times.
It would also given added cover for injuries and Moyes more tactical flexibility too.