Leeds United have turned to Nottingham Forest striker Emmanuel Dennis as someone who could replace two attackers they are likely to lose themselves, per a report.
After suffering relegation back to the Championship, Leeds have been preparing for multiple changes to their squad this summer. Several of their players are attracting interest from elsewhere; the likes of Rodrigo Moreno, Robin Koch, Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen have all already found new clubs.
Leeds are still bracing themselves for some more departures. For example, Football Insider reflects that Wilfried Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville could be picked up by top-flight clubs in the coming weeks.
In that case, Leeds would have extra pressure to find reinforcements for their attack. Per the report, the solution might be a move for Dennis.
Nottingham Forest only signed the Nigeria international last summer from Watford. However, he only scored twice in his debut season at the City Ground.
With that in mind, the report reiterates Forest would be willing to sell Dennis after just one season. Leeds have established themselves as potential takers of the 25-year-old.
Dennis actually made two appearances for Watford at the start of the last Championship season. Despite this, he has never completed a full season in the second tier.
Nevertheless, Leeds are running checks on Dennis as someone who could come into the fold to help their bid for an immediate return to the Premier League.
Goals were hard to come by for Leeds last season. Only Rodrigo got double figures; nobody else scored more than five times in the league.
Thus, they need to address their attack, especially if they lose some creative talents like Gnonto and Summerville.
Dennis deal could fill double void for Leeds
Gnonto has become a target for clubs like Everton and Aston Villa back in the Premier League. As for where Summerville could end up, TEAMtalk recently revealed he has become of interest to Victor Orta at Sevilla.
The report from Football Insider does not mention how much a deal for Dennis might cost Leeds. Despite being under contract in Nottingham until 2026, the size of the Forest squad may force the attacker to find a new club where he can be more prominent.
It is also not yet clear if Leeds will be facing competition from any other clubs in the race to take Dennis to a third new club in three years.
Earlier in his career, Dennis amassed experience with Zorya Luhansk, Club Brugge and FC Koln before coming to English football with Watford in 2021.
He got 10 goals for the Hornets, but his subsequent switch to Forest didn’t quite bring similar benefits, leaving him with an uncertain future yet again.