Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis revealed that he wanted to become a priest as a kid. He made a name for himself when he scored for Club Brugge in the Europa League against Manchester United. He joined Watford this season from the Belgian club for £3.4m. He went on to score once again in what proved to be Solskjaer’s last game in charge and has proven to be one of the bargain buys of the season.

“I’m impressed a lot with his performances,” Ranieri said. “He’s very fast, he scores goals and makes a lot of assists for us. I hope he can continue in this way. He’s young and can score goals. I love this kind of player [who can play on either wing or through the middle], universal players, so I can change during the match some position from him, King, Cucho… with a lot of players in front. For me, that’s very good.”

“No, I never dreamed of being a professional football player. I wanted to be a priest but today I’m a baller.” Watford forward Emmanuel Dennis said. “I grew up in a family that believes so much in God and goes to church. As a young boy, I’d go to church and admire the priest, and I was like, ‘yeah, I want to be a priest’. I was 13 or 14. I was growing up and I was good at football and everyone was telling me, ‘you should be a footballer because you play really well. And my family were like, ‘no he needs to go to school’. And then they were like ‘OK…’ and they pushed me and I’m here.”

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