Opinion: Emmanuel Dennis is an excellent option for Newcastle this summer

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Opinion: Emmanuel Dennis is an excellent option for Newcastle this summer

Newcastle United have reortedly been offered the chance to sign Emmanuel Dennis this summer.

That’s according to the Chronicle, who also state that Maxwel Cornet of Burnley has been offered to the Magpies. He’s already been linked with a move to St James’ Park.

But Dennis is a new name and a more interesting proposition, and he could prove to be an astute option for Eddie Howe. He is reportedly available for around £20million, which is a decent fee considering the season he had last time out.

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Newcastle are currently looking to add attacking reinforcements to their squad, but their attempts are yet to bear fruit.

With that in mind, Dan Ashworth and co should consider the offer of Dennis in the near future.

Dennis ticks a lot of boxes as Newcastle offered Watford star

At the moment, Newcastle are looking to sign a striker and a winger. We need someone who can act as backup to Callum Wilson, and someone who can challenge for a starting place on the right wing.

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The likes of Armando Broja and Moussa Diaby have been linked, but neither seem close to moving to St James’ Park. In fact, each deal will be difficult but for different reasons.

Multiple clubs want Broja, while Diaby’s asking price is simply too high. It’s now up to Newcastle to either keep pursuing these deals or look at alternative targets.

But the more the summer drags on, the more desperate the Magpies will be for attacking reinforcements. That’s why being offered Dennis is exciting news.

He proved last season how good he can be for Watford, and he did it by playing through the middle and out wide. The Nigeria international was a revelation at Vicarage Road, scoring 10 goals and providing six assists.

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Those are excellent numbers, and much better than any Newcastle player provided. It’s even more impressive when you consider he did it in a very poor Watford side that were relegated.

He scored all kinds of goals too, and really impressed with his speed and dribbling ability. His age fits the profile of what Newcastle want, having turned 24 late last year.

Newcastle are being linked with better players but are yet to bring any of them in. If we’re still scrambling for a forward in the dying embers of the transfer window, we could do a lot worse than Emmanuel Dennis.