Watford sporting director Cristiano Giaretta claims Emmanuel Dennis is not causing the club any problems despite informing the Hornets of his desire to leave the club.
Megasportsarena.com reports that Dennis was one of the standouts for Watford last season but has been linked with move away from Vicarage Road as a result.
Dennis has recently been offered to the Newcastle United following the Hornets’ relegation. The Watford chiefs reportedly value the Nigerian striker around the £20-30million mark, despite picking him up for £3-4million last summer.
The 24-year-old was the top scorer for the Premier League strugglers last season, scoring ten goals and notching five assists. Dennis also famously scored a brace at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid in the Champions League but has been unable to hit those lofty heights.
Giaretta said: “It’s highly likely that if he is here when the season starts, he will be available for first-team games if Rob chooses to select him. He would like to leave and have been looking at potential move, but he is not causing us any problems.
“He is not banging on our door to get away as soon as he can. He will stay at the club if the market doesn’t deliver something we think is acceptable, in the same way Sarr stayed with us the last time we were in the Championship.”