Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Emmanuel Dennis from Watford and Cheikhou Kouyate on a free transfer.
The 24-year-old finally put an end to the summer transfer rumours by moving to Trentside. Dennis scored 10 goals from 33 Premier League starts for The Hornets last season. Watford were awful last season, finishing 19th and getting to the second tier immediately after their promotion.
However, Emmanuel Dennis was a bright light in their otherwise dull season. The forward was electric in his play, and regularly found the back of the net.
Thank you Watford for everything, I want to wish the club all the best for this season and the future. Forever in my heart.Dennis bidding farewell to Watford
Dennis was the second Nigerian attacker to join the newly promoted side this window. His compatriot Taiwo Awoniyi also joined Nottingham recently from Bundesliga club Union Berlin. Dennis might get the chance to make his debut for his new club on Saturday when they go to Goodison Park to take on Everton.
Kouyate Joins Dennis In Summer Spree
In addition, Forest have added former Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate. His contract with Crystal Palace expired in the summer, has joined the team on a two-year deal.
The Senegalese international has 147 games for West Ham and another 141 for Crystal Palace to his name. He can bring much-needed experience to any freshly promoted team. As a member of the Senegal team that won the Africa Cup of Nations last year, the 32-year-old also has 82 caps for his country to date.
Nottingham Forest have now spent more than 100 million Pounds this summer. Steve Cooper’s side looks like they mean business this season. After the loss to Newcastle in the opening game week, they registered an impressive win against West Ham. They will try to consolidate that result and hope to stay in the top division by the end of the season.
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