Nigerian forward Emmanuel Dennis has been handed his shirt number for the ongoing Premier League season after he completed his move last weekend.
After several links, the Super Eagles star was signed by Nottingham Forest for £20 million and will now wear the number 25 as revealed on the club’s official website.
Dennis, who wore the jersey number 25 at Watford last season, has taken up the same shirt after he left the second tier side.
Emmanuel Dennis was revealed as the new number 25 for Nottingham Forest along with shirt numbers for fellow incoming stars.
Another new signing at the City ground, Remo Freuler was given the number 23 jersey while Senegal’s Cheickou Kouyate, who arrived as a free agent, has been assigned number 21.
Dennis had a fantastic debut season with Watford last term and will be keen to make a similar impression with the Reds this season.
Nottingham Forest will travel to Everton for their matchday three fixture of the 2022/23 Premier League season. It is expected that Dennis would make the trip and possibly make his first appearance for the newsboys.
Watford Players happy for Dennis’ exit
The exit of Super Eagles forward Emmanuel Dennis from Watford seems to have left his former teammates excited at Vicarage Road.
Dennis completed a £20m move from the second tier side to newly promoted Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
His contract with the Hornets was for four years but their relegation made him jump ship after spending just a season with the side.
According to a report from UK-based Daily Mail, the transfer of the 24-year-old to the new boys was celebrated by his former teammates at Watford.
In the report from the Mail titled “Dennis the menace seals exit” claimed that the Watford dressing room is set to become a far more “harmonious” place after the Super Eagles forward left the club.
“There is a distinct feeling at Watford that the dressing room will be a far more harmonious place without Dennis with several players openly celebrating his departure,” the report from Mail stated.
Several reports have already talked about Dennis’ behaviour even at his previous club, Club Brugge and his former Watford teammates could have experienced him at that state during his time with them.
Dennis only played one season at the Vicarage scoring 10 goals and providing six assists in 33 Premier League matches.
Emmanuel Dennis is among the new 14 players signed by Nottingham Forest this summer and may be fielded alongside his compatriot, Taiwo Awoniyi in attack.