Newcastle United have enjoyed a strong start to the summer transfer window with three signings in the building to date.
Dan Ashworth and PIF have brought in Sven Botman from Lille, Matt Targett from Aston Villa, and Nick Pope from Burnley on permanent deals to bolster Eddie Howe’s squad.
They may yet add further reinforcements before the end of August and one player they have the opportunity to sign is Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis.
The Chronicle recently reported that the Magpies have been offered the chance to bring the Nigeria international to St. James’ Park this summer.
It has previously been claimed that the Hornets want a fee in the region of £20m for his services, although it remains to be seen whether or not the Toon are willing to pay that for him.
PIF must now secure a deal to secure the phenomenon’s services as he can be Howe’s own version of West Ham star Jarrod Bowen, someone the player is ‘similar’ to according to FB Ref.
The Hammers finished seventh in the Premier League table in 2021/22 and that may be the spot the Magpies are aiming for as they attempt to move up the pecking order.
Bowen was the driving force at the top end of the pitch to help them achieve that finish as he ended the campaign on 12 goals and ten assists – topping the charts for his team in both categories.
In Dennis, Newcastle would have their own talisman capable of scoring and creating goals to fire the team up the table next season.
The gem, who once described himself as a “baller“, was previously hailed as “very talented” by his former manager Claudio Ranieri and the statistics back that up.
In the Premier League last season, the forward managed ten goals and six assists in 30 starts in spite of playing in a side relegated from the division. He only missed five ‘big chances’ throughout the campaign and created seven of them for his teammates, showing that he was clinical in front of goal and capable of being a creator.
Now, imagine what he could do with a well-structured and coached team around him, instead of one losing week-in-week-out. He could improve his numbers and hit the heights Bowen reached last term, helping Newcastle to challenge in the top half of the table.
This is why PIF must now secure a deal to sign the 24-year-old as he has the potential to be a needle-moving signing by making a huge impact, with goals and assists, whilst playing out wide or through the middle.
AND in other news, Newcastle move will be on the mind of £25m “phenomenon”, he’s a huge Shelvey upgrade…