Emmanuel Dennis, Nigerian striker, reportedly linked with move to Southampton

Emmanuel Dennis, Nigerian striker, reportedly linked with move to Southampton

- Emmanuel Dennis could be on his way to join Premier League side Southampton

- Dennis was in brilliant form last season for Club Brugge in all competitions

- The Nigerian striker scored a brace against Real Madrid in the Champions League

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Premier League side Southampton are reportedly interested in the signing of Nigerian striker Emmanuel Dennis who currently plays for Belgian topflight Club Brugge.

Emmanuel Dennis who graduated from Kwara Football Academy was impressive last season for Club Brugge in all competitions which made him to be a target for Europeans clubs.

His impressive show against Real Madrid in the Champions League also made the fans to love him more and has been linked with the Premier League.

According to the report on Complete Sports, Club Brugge are also interested in signing Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt but are not willing to pay the stipulated £7.3m price.

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The Belgian Pro League champions would rather prefer to take Hoedt on loan this summer rather than paying the asking price.

Report added that Southampton are even ready to add money plus Hoedt for Club Brugge to give them Emmanuel Dennis before the end of this month.

Dennis has been playing for Club Brugge for the past three years after joining them from Zorya in Ukraine.

He has played 105 games for the side in all competitions scoring 28 goals.

Emmanuel Dennis, Nigerian striker, reportedly linked with move to Southampton

Emmanuel Dennis, Nigerian striker, reportedly linked with move to Southampton (photo: Getty)
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how On Thursday, February 20, Emmanuel Dennis and his teammates played against Manchester United in the Europa League in a game which ended 1-1 in which the Nigerian scored.

He met his fellow Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo who is playing for Manchester United and Dennis expressed happiness meeting the former Watford striker.

''It was the first time to see Odion Ighalo and it was good to see him as we spoke in the Nigerian way after the match and it was nice meeting a Nigerian brother. I always feel comfortable meeting a Nigerian brother,'' Dennis explained.

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The 22-year-old started his football career on the streets of Ilorin in Kwara state before he joined the Kwara Football Academy when former Super Eagles coach Clemens Westerhof was the director.

Dennis was among the Kwara Football Academy team that was taken to Italy in 2009 for friendly games where they spent two weeks.

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