West Ham United submit enquiries for Emmanuel Dennis and Mohamed Bayo
West Ham have submitted official enquiries to Watford and Clermont Foot for Emmanuel Dennis and Mohamed Bayo, according to ExWHUemployee [June 13].
The Hammers have been linked with a host of players this summer as they try to bolster their squad following a 7th place finish in the Premier League and a run to the Europa League semi-finals.
With the window now officially open, the club have made moves to begin that process and according to Ex on his Patreon podcast they have made contact with with the two clubs and are hoping for a response this week on whether to continue their interest.
“Lots of links to Watford players, [Ismaela] Sarr and [Emmanuel] Dennis,” he said. “I think there’s interest in both.
“With Dennis, we’ve put an enquiry in as to how much they would actually want for him and we’re looking to get the answers back this week as to whether we pursue that deal.
“Same thing can be said for Mohamed Bayo of Clermont Foot, another one we’ve been looking at since January.
The window only just opened but a lot of clubs around the Hammers have been busy already, so it’s nice to see and hear that they’re making moves too.
Nayef Aguerd looks like a done deal, while Alphonse Areola is moving closer towards turning his loan move permanent too, but attack is an area that desperately needs bolstering.
Dennis showed that even in a weak team with Watford during the 2021/22 season that he can perform to a high level and would provide great competition and depth.
Bayo is more of an unknown quantity but impressed in Ligue 1 with 14 goals and five assists in 27 starts as Clermont Foot finished five points above the relegation zone.
It shows he is also capable of performing in a struggling team, although he is less versatile as he only plays as the central striker while Dennis is also capable of playing out wide.
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