The future of several Nigerian players is still undecided despite the start of some leagues and also a week to the start of the rest of top-level leagues in Europe.
One player who was widely tipped to leave his relegated side, Watford, Emmanuel Dennis. He scored 10 goals but it was insufficient to keep his team in the English Premier League.
Dennis was expected to be chased after by several teams but with around three weeks to the end of the transfer window, he’s still at Watford and has even resumed playing games for them following the resumption of the English Championship.
West Ham was initially said to be ahead of Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United and Everton but they have since signed Maxwell Cornet from Burnley and Antonio Scammacca from Italian side Sassuolo. The club’s decision is said to be partially down to Dennis’ questionable character rather than the price tag of £25m slammed on him by Watford.
TalkSPORT’s Alex Crook, as reported by owngoalnigeria.com, suggested that Dennis’ ‘character’ might have been a deterrent for Hammers boss, David Moyes.
“Now they’ve got Scamacca. I wonder if they’ve done some background checks on him because, from what I’m told, maybe he’s not necessarily the type of character that David Moyes wants to bring into the dressing room.”