Why signing Emmanuel Dennis could be a perfect fit for Leicester City
According to Get Football News France (h/t Leicestershire Live), Leicester are linked with a move for Club Brugge winger Emmanuel Dennis, who rose to fame by scoring two goals against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
The €20m-rated winger is a highly regarded player and joined club Brugge from Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk in 2017. In the Belgian Pro League, Dennis has scored three times in 9 games and for a player of his stature, he has been displaying eye-catching performances.
Leicester have Jamie Vardy, who has shown no signs of stopping his goalscoring form. The Foxes are above the likes of fallen-giants Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League currently. Signing Ayoze Perez in the summer has paid dividends for them.
Kelechi Iheanacho, another striker at Brendan Rodgers’ disposal, has not been used much since his move from Manchester City. Leicester have only three established front men and they would get more firepower by signing the prolific Emmanuel Dennis.
Dennis has shown why he is one of the sought-after wingers after his bright display in the Champions League. The young talent has shown signs that he can score at will and he can be used a backup for Jamie Vardy in case Brendan Rodgers decides to rest him as he has played all the 11 Premier League games so far.
Leicester can have him as another striker, though Dennis can play on both wings. His versatility is evident and the Foxes can benefit from his game time. He is capable of playing at the top level and this was seen when he ripped apart Madrid’s defence and notched up two goals in the first half.
The Nigerian has played mostly as a striker for Club Brugge instead of his favoured position on the flanks. His stats show that he has goalscoring potentials and can develop into a game-changing player by taking his first step into the learning curve.
The combination of Brendan Rodgers with Jamie Vardy’s playing style has proved to be pivotal in Leicester’s success so far this season. The addition of Dennis can allow Vardy lower his burden of leading the front line.
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Signing Dennis can guarantee them the extra goals apart from Vardy’s given his form, and the Foxes manager must make sure he can lure him to the King Power stadium this January.