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Easy job for Super Eagles coach as Forest plan to partner Awoniyi and Dennis in front – Sporting Life

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Super Eagles coach,José Peseiro, is expected to monitor how Nottingham Forest would manage the proposed attacking formation of Taiwo Awoniyi and the in-coming Emmanuel Dennis when the Premier League eventually kicks off.

Watford had just accepted a bid from Nottingham Forest for the Nigerian forward Dennis who is expected to move in soon.

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As Forest’s squad overhaul continues, Dennis will likely be partnering countryman Awoniyi up front for Steve Cooper’s side this season. The former Liverpool forward joined the Reds from Union Berlin for a record £17million and is one of 12 .ers to have arrived at the City Ground this summer.

The Nigeria international enjoyed a stellar season at Vicarage Road. despite the club’s relegation. Dennis produced 10 goals and six assists across 33 league games for the Hornets after signing for £3million from Club Brugge.

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Forest were said to be deliberating over whether to “formalise their interest” in the striker earlier this week, before it was reported on Thursday that the Reds had made an opening bid for Dennis . The offer was claimed to be in the region of £20million, which would be a club-record fee, and Steve Cooper’s side look set to land their man.

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The Athletic have reported that Watford have accepted Forest’s bid for Dennis, with a deal “agreed in principle”. Though final negotiations are still ongoing it is claimed that personal terms have also been agreed with the .er, while Club Brugge are set to receive a five per cent sell-on fee.

Adam Leventhal of The Athletic states that the exact structure of the deal remains ‘unclear’ but that Watford have been open to selling Dennis since returning to the Championship. The Hornets are understood to value the forward at £20million and were only “ready to sell at the right price”.

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