Photos: Nottingham Forest announce signing of striker, Emmanuel Dennis & Kouyaté

Newly promoted side, Nottingham Forest FC have announced the signing of Nigerian striker, Emmanuel Dennis from Watford. No terms were disclosed by Forest, with a reported £20m fee having been agreed...

 Nottingham Forest is delighted to confirm the signing of striker Emmanuel Dennis from Watford.

''The 24-year-old forward arrives on Trentside having hit double figures for The Hornets last season, returning 10 goals from 33 Premier League starts.

Prior to arriving in England, Dennis’ first professional venture was in Ukraine's top-flight with Zorya Luhansk before enjoying a productive four-year spell in Belgium with Club Brugge, notably scoring twice in a 2-2 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu against Real Madrid in the group stages of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League.

With seven international caps to date for Nigeria, the pacey forward links up with fellow countryman Taiwo Awoniyi to bolster The Reds' attacking options.

Welcome to The City Ground, Emmanuel!'

Emmanuel Dennis posing for the camera.

The club, this evening also announced the the arrival of former Crystal Palace midfielder, Cheikhou Kouyate on a two-year contract as Steve Cooper's relentless summer in the transfer market continued apace.

Kouyate, Forest's 14th signing of the summer, was a free agent after leaving Palace at the end of the 2021/22 season when his contract at Selhurst Park expired.


The club statement reads;

''Nottingham Forest is delighted to confirm the signing of experienced midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté on a two-year contract.

The Senegal international joins Steve Cooper's side having spent the previous four seasons with fellow Premier League outfit Crystal Palace, amassing 141 appearances for the South London club.

The versatile 32-year-old joined West Ham United from Anderlecht in 2014 and made 147 appearances during a four-year spell with The Hammers before moving to Selhurst Park in 2018.

Kouyaté boasts 82 international caps for Senegal to date, having been part of the squad that lifted the Africa Cup of Nations title last year, as well as helping his nation qualify for the upcoming FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar.

Welcome to The Reds, Cheikhou!''


Emmanuel Dennis posing for the camera. 

Emmanuel Dennis posing for the camera. 

Emmanuel Dennis under a sign at Rock City stating 'Welcome to Nottingham Emmanuel Dennis #COYR.' 

Cheikhou Kouyaté poses for the camera.