Arsenal ready to battle Lyon for Nigeria U23 forward

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 08/06/2019

Arsenal ready to battle Lyon and Fenerbahce for Nigeria U23 forward Emmanuel Bonaventure Dennis from Club Brugge, according to a report from Turkey.

The 21-year-old striker, who netted 12 goals across 32 matches in all competitions last season for the Belgian side.

According to Turkish outlet, Fanatik claims that Arsenal and Lyon have both made £12m bids for Dennis as he looks set to leave Jan Breydel Stadium this summer but the report also claims that Fenerbahce are interested, but are not willing to match the offers from Premier League giants and Ligue 1 outfit 

Gunners coach Unia Emery is keen on bringing a new forward player to North London this summer, with Danny Welbeck leaving means that youngster Eddie Nketiah is the next most senior striker at Emirates Stadium

Arsenal missed out on qualification for the Champions League for the third season in a row in 2018/19, and so have to make do without the extra money that brings.

Dennis is a product of the Accademia di Abuja located in Abuja before joining Ukrainian Premier League side  FC Zorya Luhansk where he found back of the net sit times in 22 league appearances and later move to Belgium Club Brugge in May 2017 but he featured 56 times and notch 14 goals in two seasons.