David Moyes has shown an incredible willingness to improve his West Ham United squad this summer, having already made as many as four major signings, with plenty more on the radar.
At last, they have a new striker in Gianluca Scamacca, however, cover on the wings still remains largely threadbare. A lot of the goalscoring burden from this position lies with Jarrod Bowen.
Therefore, it is unsurprising to see the Irons linked with Emmanuel Dennis, who would deputise well in several positions and impressed last season despite Watford’s relegation.
The Athletic reported their interest earlier this week, as Moyes looks to once again do battle with Nottingham Forest over the signing of an attacker. Having missed out on Jesse Lingard, the Scot should move quickly to avoid a similar situation occurring.
He and the aforementioned Bowen could form a fine goalscoring partnership on either wing, backing up either Michail Antonio or their new Italian goal scorer.
Last season for the Hornets, the Nigerian hit double figures for goals, scoring ten, as well as assisting a further six. If he could replicate or even improve upon these numbers in a far more creative West Ham team, Moyes’ side would certainly benefit.
To then combine these goals with the 12 goals and 12 assists of Bowen, who enjoyed his finest season to date, the two would be extremely prolific for an Irons side that has played some high-quality football in recent seasons.
Dennis’ average SofaScore rating of 6.80, whilst unspectacular, did rank fourth amongst his Watford teammates last time out. He was one of their standout performers, and only suffered his biggest dip during following the clubs’ refusal to allow him to go to AFCON.
Claudio Ranieri was still full of praise for the winger despite this, labelling him as a “very talented” player.
Also a skilful dribbler, he ranked in the 89th percentile for dribbles completed per 90 over the last 365 days. He and Bowen would terrify defences, and with plenty of backup in all attacking areas, West Ham are a frightening prospect for the coming season.
Reportedly available for just £20m, this marksman would be a fine coup for the Hammers, and could be the dream partner for Bowen to continue his meteoric rise.