Nigerian international Emmanuel Dennis is confident he will not find it difficult to adapt at new club Watford, as he already knows some familiar faces in the Hornets’ dressing room, The Heritage Times reports.
Dennis joined the Premier League new comers – who have Super Eagles vice captain William Troost-Ekong and former youth international Isaac Success in their fold, after spending part of the 2020-21 season on loan at Bundesliga side Cologne.
Speaking in anticipation of the new league season, the 23-year-old said: “A lot of my friends are here, so it was really easy for me to accept and to come. I know that I’m really going to enjoy it,” he continued.
“I’ve played with [William] Troost-Ekong in the national team so we’re cool together, there’s a connection. Isaac [Success] is my guy. We’re friends, he’s a nice guy, we hang out, we laugh a lot.
“It’s crazy, it’s like a dream. I’m really happy to be here. Growing up, going to watch the Premier League you have to pay, sit in a crowd of people and watch it. But now, I’m here and going to be playing in it.”
Dennis has linked up with the Hornets for their pre-season training and could make his debut when Watford take on Colchester United in a friendly encounter on July 16.
Subsequently, they will take on West Bromwich Albion, Stevenage, Nantes, Dover Athletic and Serie A giants Udinese.