Pep Guardiola has managed to make a winning start to the new Premier League camping and will be happy with the way his side responded, after a summer spending of insane numbers. But the manager is still not done with his transfer business and is now looking at some youngsters to add depth to his squad.
One such player wanted by Manchester City and their neighbours Manchester United is Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis.
A bidding war for Brugge sensation:
It is that time of the year when managers will look to add potential stars to their squad and according to reports, Manchester United and Manchester City are both plotting a move for Club Brugge starlet Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis.
According to the story, Leicester City, Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco all had scouts present in a recent game to watch the teenager in action along with the Manchester clubs. So who is Dennis, and what will he add to the squad at the Etihad?
History and Style of play:
Born and brought up in Nigeria, the 19-year old started his youth career with Academy Abuja, a club in his home country. He made his first senior appearance for a club in Ukraine when he joined Zorya Luhansk in 2016. He made himself the first choice in just a month and picked up six goals in 22 league appearances in Ukraine.
His performances alerted the scouts at Club Brugge in Belgium and they decided to spend on him, bringing him to Brugge just a month ago. However, playing in the top flight in Belgium, he scored four goals in the first three league games and is attracting a lot of interest all over Europe.
A centre forward by trait, Dennis can also play on the wing but is a genuine striker, who loves to play in the box. He is a deadly finisher with decent dribbling abilities while his strength in hold up play makes him a dangerous player in the final third. At just 19, he is only going to get better and is a star for the future.
Etihad, a dream move:
At his age, the Nigerian goal scoring machine is well advised to stay back in the lower leagues in Europe before giving the Premier League a shot but playing for a manager like Pep Guardiola is a chance he just cannot afford to miss.
Dennis’ attributes are perfect for Guardiola’s style of play and though he may not walk into the first team for more than a year, he will learn a lot about the game from one of the most respected managers in Europe, making a move to City a dream job. But do you think the 19-year old has a future in England?