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Leicester eyeing ‘£20m transfer swoop for Club Brugge and Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis in January

Leicester eyeing ‘£20m transfer swoop for Club Brugge and Nigeria striker Emmanuel Dennis in January

Leicester are reportedly considering a January move for Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis, who is rated at £20million.

Brendan Rodgers is eyeing reinforcements in the winter transfer window as Leicester look to maintain their pace in the race for a top four spot in the Premier League.

Dennis, who netted twice in the Champion’s league  against Real Madrid last month, has three goals in nine league games so far this season for the Belgian side.

And according to the Mirror, Rodgers is a big fan of the Nigerian, and believes he can provide competition up top for Jamie Vardy.

Meanwhile, the report claims that the Leicester manager is also interested in a move for Real Sociedad defender Diego Llorente.

Llorente, who joined Sociedad in a £5m deal back in the summer of 2017 and has a release clause of £45m, has also attracted interest from London sides West Ham and Tottenham.

Dennis has represented Nigeria on under-15 and under-23 level.[1]

Dennis made his debut for the senior team on 10 September 2019 in a 2–2 friendly draw to Ukraine, coming on as a 82nd-minute substitute for Samuel Chukwueze.

Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis missed out on winning the recent UEFA Champions League Player of the Week Award, but his heroics is still ringing in the heads of many.

Indeed, the footprint of the prolific 22-year-old forward has been stamped on the pitch at Santiago Bernabeu where he shook Real Madrid to its roots last Tuesday.

As he set the enviable record of being the first Nigerian to score two goals against Real Madrid in a Champions League game on their home ground, Dennis wheeled away to the corner flag to celebrate.

He mimicked the popular Ronaldo ‘Si’ celebration in front of the Bernabeu fans: the jump, the turn, the pose, and the roar, all like the legendary Ronaldo

Speaking after that match, the Nigerian international revealed why he celebrated like that: “… because I like Ronaldo, he is my favourite player in the world and I am not happy he left Madrid, so I just do the celebration to show them (Madrid fans) they miss something

 

 

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