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.
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.
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