Report: Arsenal want Emmanuel Dennis as Leicester plan £20m January bid

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Leicester FC at Turf Moor on March 16, 2019 in Burnley,...

Club Brugge's Champions League hero Emmanuel Dennis could be heading to the Premier League with Leicester City or Arsenal.

Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis forward of Club Brugge celebrates scoring a goal with a statement during the Jupiler Pro League match between Club Brugge and KAA Gent at the Jan Breydel...

Leicester City are planning to make a £20 million January bid for Emmanuel Dennis as Brendan Rodgers’ side aim to beat Premier League rivals Arsenal to the highly-rated Club Brugge striker, according to Voetbal Belgie.

Let’s be honest, you hadn’t heard of Dennis before his heroic, two-goal salvo at the Santiago Bernabau had you? Don't worry, you're not alone.

Back in October, the previously little-known 21-year-old became the talk of Europe when he scored not once but twice as Club Brugge sealed a famous Champions League draw at the home of Real Madrid.

 

It wasn’t just the goals but the way he scored them that made Dennis a viral sensation.

He inadvertently bamboozled Thibaut Courtois for his first, bundling the ball into the net after failing to control a simple cross. His second looked far more clinical, a lovely lofted chip over the onrushing Belgian, but he still nearly fell flat on his face when one-on-one.

Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis of Club Brugge celebrates his goal with team mates during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Real Madrid and Club Brugge KV at Bernabeu on October...

In total, Dennis has scored six goals for Brugge this season and, two years after joining the club from Zorya Luhansk in Ukraine, he finds himself at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war with the January transfer window looming large.

Arsenal have been tracking the Nigerian international‘ for a while’, the report claims, while Leicester are ready to put £20 million on the table.

Another brace against PSG this week, however, would add a few more pounds to his price-tag.

Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis forward of Club Brugge receives a hug from Philippe Clement head coach of Club Brugge on his substitution during the Jupiler Pro League match between Club...

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