Super Eagles forward, Emmanuel Dennis, has proven a divisive figure at Club Brugge since revealing his ambition to seek a new challenge last season.
He has struggled with form and recently fitness issues as well as a falling out with manager, Philippe Clement.
He has missed the last two weeks with a toe injury but miraculously returned to training on January 18 just as Monaco entered into final negotiations with Club Brugge for the sale of Senegalese wonder kid, Kreppin Diata.
Following the exit of the 21-year-old, who has scored 10 goals this season for £16million, a huge void is to be filled on the forward line for the Belgian club but they are currently short of first choice players for that position.
Any hope of securing a replacement via the transfer window is quickly dwindling as the winter window creeps into its final nine days. They would also find it expensive to poach a quality player in the middle of the season.
This leaves an inevitable return for the enigmatic Emmanuel Dennis who has failed to attract any suitor willing to meet Club Brugge’s transfer valuation.
Although, he is not expected to feature for the Blue-Blacks against Genk on Sunday, the 23-year-old will undoubtedly be an integral part of the squad as Brugge look to defend their league title.
His contract expires next month, and Brugge are not willing to sell for peanuts, so this might be the needed catalyst to once again boost the market value of a player who was once the league’s most valuable prospect.