By Azeem Siddiqui

26th Jul, 2022 | 10:40am

West Ham hold talks with agent of Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis

West Ham have been in contact with the agent of Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis, according to journalist Ryan Taylor.

The Hammers are in the market to sign players in the attacking department ahead of the next campaign and are closing in on the acquisition of Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo.

Taylor, in a column on Express, stated that the Irons are one of the many clubs to have made contact with Drew Uyi, although that isn’t their priority now.

However, he also stated that West Ham along with Southampton have also made it clear that the 24-year-old is not their priority in the ongoing transfer window.

Tricky call

If you look at the best club teams in the world who play in multiple competition, they usually have more than one option in the attacking front and it seems that West Ham are going through the same route.

Even though Michael Antonio has proved to be a great striker, the Jamaica international has struggled with injuries in the previous edition which halted the side’s progress at least at the back end of the season.

The signing of Scamacca is a step in the right direction and it is clear that manager David Moyes wants to bring more bodies before the start of the next campaign.

Signing someone like Dennis will address the issue as he was one of the brightest spots for Watford in a campaign where they ended up being relegated. The Nigeria international scored 10 goals and provided six assists in 33 league appearances [Transfermarkt].

Moyes and the West Ham hierarchy are now reaching the tipping points where they would have to pick one from Blackburn Rovers striker Ben Brereton Díaz or Dennis, something which would never going to be an easy call to make.