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Nottingham Forest should money in on Cooper signing who earns greater than Elanga


Since promotion again to the Premier League in 2022, Nottingham Forest have made some questionable choices on the subject of participant wages.

Jesse Lingard rejected curiosity from West Ham United to affix the Reds, with it rumoured the membership paid him a whopping £115k-per-week earlier than bonuses – a ridiculous quantity given his tally of two targets and two assists in his 20 appearances on the Metropolis Floor.

Striker Divock Origi is the newest Forest squad member to be on a ridiculous wage, with the previous Liverpool attacker incomes £120k-per-week throughout his mortgage spell with the Reds.

The membership’s erratic and careless strategy when making signings is simply one of many causes the membership broke the Premier League’s PSR guidelines, which resulted in Forest receiving a four-point deduction final week.

Regardless of the makes an attempt to decrease the wage invoice, the membership are nonetheless forking out approach an excessive amount of on gamers who’ve did not make an impression on the membership, with one participant, particularly, paid a hefty payment each week despite the fact that he is at the moment spending the season away from the Metropolis Floor.

Emmanuel Dennis’ stats at Nottingham Forest

After becoming a member of Forest for a payment within the area of £20m underneath Steve Cooper, striker Emmanuel Dennis did not make any type of impression for the membership, with the previous Watford man wanting a shadow of his former self.

He made his debut within the 2-0 house defeat towards Tottenham Hotspur, with the Nigerian approaching as a 69th-minute substitute.


Nevertheless, the 26-year-old must wait slightly below two months for his first Reds begin, with Dennis getting his likelihood towards Aston Villa in the course of October 2022.

He made a right away impression, scoring an impressive header from a Morgan Gibbs-White free-kick. Nevertheless, that objective can be the spotlight of a disappointing 2022/23 marketing campaign for the ahead.

Dennis solely managed to attain one different objective in the course of the season, together with his cheeky end towards Newcastle United his final objective for the membership, which got here again in March final yr – with the ahead costing the Reds a staggering £10m per objective.

He made 25 appearances for the Reds in all competitions, earlier than being shipped out on a number of loans this season.

Emmanuel Dennis’ stats at Forest (22/23)









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Go accuracy


Stats by way of FotMob

How a lot Emmanuel Dennis earns at Nottingham Forest

The Nigerian has been on two totally different mortgage spells this marketing campaign, the place he is did not make an actual impression on each – together with his market worth dropping to only £3.8m as per Transfermarkt, a drop of 81% lower than two years after he arrived on the Metropolis Floor.

He is been on mortgage at Turkish aspect Istanbul Basaksheir, making simply eight appearances earlier than being recalled to re-join Watford on mortgage till the top of the season, with the Nigerian scoring 3 times in his ten Championship video games.

It is clear that Dennis is not the participant he was again in 2021/22 when the ahead bagged 16 objective contributions in England’s prime flight – a tally that noticed the Reds fork out a hefty payment for the 26-year-old.


He at the moment earns £40k-per-week at Forest, together with his weekly wage £15k-per-week greater than in-form winger Anthony Elanga, who agreed a £25k-p/w deal after becoming a member of from Manchester United final summer season.

Dennis’ wage sees him earn simply over £2m a yr at Forest, with the membership desperately needing to chop their losses on the Nigerian given his poor kind away from the Metropolis Floor.


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