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Why I Turned Down Chance To Sign Dennis — Watford Boss Valerie

Why I Turned Down Chance To Sign Dennis — Watford Boss Valerie

Watford manager, Ismael Valerie has revealed the reason behind his decision to reject a move for striker Emmanuel Dennis.

Dennis left Watford for Nottingham Forest at the start of the 2022/23 season.

The Nigeria international was in high demand after netting 10 times in 33 league appearances for the Hornets in the previous campaign.

The 25-year-old didn’t make much impact at Nottingham Forest last season, scoring twice in 19 league outings.

The versatile forward was shipped out on loan to Turkish Super Lig club Istanbul Basaksehir at the start of the current campaign.

Valerie stated that he was presented with the chance to bring Dennis back to the Vicarage but he turned it down.

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“His (Dennis) name came on my desk, but I said no. Simple as that,” Valerie told Watford Observer.

“I honestly don’t think this was a mistake for Watford. He’s not been that prolific in his career.

“Yes, he had that one season where he scored 10 goals and earned that move to Nottingham Forest, but that has been his best tally in his whole career to date.

“You would have to bring him back on a big salary, and unless he guaranteed 20 goals it would be a huge mistake.”

He has failed to register a goal in four league appearances for Istanbul Basaksehir.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Ako Amadi 8 months ago

    It’s not just the football, Dennis has a mental problem This guy is a bad influence on team spirit. He needs psychiatrist assistance

  • I detested his attitude when he turned down Nigeria to stay with Watford instead of coming to afcon. He has never been the same sinve then.bad influence. Bad player.

  • Field Marshall. General. Sir Johnbob 8 months ago

    Wise move Valerian – you dodged a bullet there fella – Dennis is a useless guy and he will regret all his madness for a long time to come, a wise man once said – pride comes before a fall!

    BTW CSN – the guys name is not Ismael Valerie but Valerian Ishmael. Thanks

  • Arara Kumbie 8 months ago

    Useless talk. Dennis is better than the English Championship, he doesn’t want to go back to Watford. Valerian Ishmael is a loser.

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