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Bayer Leverkusen Target Dennis As Replacement For Havertz

Bayer Leverkusen Target Dennis As Replacement For Havertz

Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen have lined up Emmanuel Dennis as replacement for Chelsea transfer target Kai Havertz, reports Completesports.com.

Havertz, according to several media reports is expected to join Chelsea next week in a deal that will make him the most expensive German player.

Leverkusen have however move swiftly to get a suitable replacement for the 21-year-old and are hoping to sign Dennis from Belgium Pro League Champions Club Brugge.

Popular French journalist Manu Lonjon however revealed that Leverkusen face competition from Premier League club Leeds United and Serie A side Napoli for Dennis.

“Proof of the progress of negotiations between Chelsea and Leverkusen concerning Havertz, the German club are looking for a replacement and have just positioned themselves on Emmanuel Dennis (Bruges)! The forward also has offers from Leeds and Napoli,” Lonjon tweeted.

The Nigeria international has been linked with a number of clubs in the Premier League and Europe in the past, but few appear to have been close to signing him.

Club Brugge are hoping to rake in €25m for the versatile forward.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • greenturf 4 years ago

    I really don’t get it,so many links and nothing has been sealed till this day.

    Apparently,the young mans career is just not flourishing at the moment with distractions from all this numerous clubs who are only interested in his services on the front page of newspapers.

    It’s likely the heavy price tag of 25 Million euros is scaring potential suitors away.The big question is has Emmanuel Dennis done enough this past season to be valued at such huge money?In my opinion i do not think he’s worth that amount of money,i would value him at 15 million euros at best.

    However,i’m of the opinion interested clubs thinks he’s not worth the amount his club placed on him,so Club Brugge has to review Emmanuel’s transfer imbroglio and put an end to this situation so that the young man can focus on a great and promising career.

    • Oakfield 4 years ago

      Some of the links u see on the pages of the media are mere pr stunts that are meant to make a little noise on his behalf and position him to be bought at a reasonably attractive price. They know his worth and at the end of the day, he might end up with a not too prestigious club at an average rate. They are just throwing their net to see how much of a fish they’d catch.

    • Dr. Drey 4 years ago

      @ Greenturf
      Did you say “…nothing has been sealed till this day…”?..Lolz. The question is has any club even submitted any bids talk more of sealing a deal…? Since the beginning of this year we’ve been hearing big clubs “fighting” for him only on internet pages. Not 1 has submitted an offer. From Arsenal to AC Milan, to Atalanta, to Leeds, to Southampton, to Dortmund…now its Bayer Leverkusen again….for a forward who has only averaged 7 leagues goals per season in Belgian league…? Seriously, Who is deceiving who now…? The entire summer window has almost passed, the new season is commencing across different leagues, the boy has become heavily distracted and I’m not sure Club Brugge coach is even putting him in his plans for this season. I raised this issue a few days ago but sycophants who cannot see beyond their noses called me names and said i was pulling him down….apparently they are more Nigerian and love Denis more than me. I dont know how the truth has become so difficult for some people(including those who claimed to have played at the ‘highest level’) to accept.
      I just hope Dennis will refocus his energy on getting himself mentally and physically ready for this season with Brugge and quit this media PR job his managers are pulling on his behalf. Na so the boy good reach wey 8 big clubs dey ‘fight’ for am since January, yet none has submitted bid…..not even a 1st bid which may be subjected to an upward review during negotiations? Does it take 8 months for a club to sign a player it so desires…? And the transfer window is drawing to a close soonest. If he thinks its the 2 goals he scored against Madrid that will fetch him a big move….he’s heavily misled. He has only 2 options…improve his season stats or get Brugge to drop that ridiculously hefty price tag in this covid period when clubs are not sure of their finances for the next 1-2 years. Even Osimhen did not move out of Belgium for $30m despite hitting more than a score of goals at chaleroi. Dessers that just came in was bought for $5m …so where is the $30m price tag coming from….??? No disrespect, but 7 goals and 3 assists average in Belgium is not one that will turn heads….not for $30m , except maybe you are a defender.

  • Mercy 4 years ago

    Immediately when the news that Arsenal wanted to sign Dennis first broke out last year, I went and watched all his compillation games on youtube and I’ve even watched some of his live games but to me he is just an average player there is nothing so special about him. What I noticed from his recent interviews after his 2 goals against real madrid, is his changed attitude. He appeared to me like someone who believes he has arrived. Good a thing, the transfer window is open till October and hopefully a club will just come to sign him before the window closes.

    For now I will reserve my comment.

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