Queens Park Rangers, Bristol City & Wigan Athletic Chasing Clarets Striker
Burnley Football Club look set to recall Nahki Wells from his successful loan spell at Queens Park Rangers as they await bids from Sky Bet Championship side’s Bristol City and Wigan Athletic for their striker. Wells, has enjoyed a fruitful six months at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, scoring 13 goals in 26 Sky Bet Championship appearances.
As the interest in the Bermudian International continues with a host of Championships teams ready to make an offer for the Clarets striker who is currently not in the plans of Clarets boss Sean Dyche. The news will come as a huge blow to Queens Park Rangers as Wells is the club’s top scorer and there is expectation that the R’s may also seek to make the loan a permanent deal having hired the forward for the last eighteen months.
It’s unclear exactly what valuation the Clarets will put on the striker as his contract expires this summer. However the club does hold a twelve month extension option which would have to be taken into account, Nahki Wells move to Turf Moor in 2017 from Huddersfield Town and the Clarets will be looking to reclaim some if not all of that fee.
Wells is said to be relaxed about his situation and open to the prospect of moving to Bristol City, where he would be playing for a promotion-challenging club with excellent facilities. From City’s point of view they would be signing a Championship ready striker who has five and a half seasons experience in the second tier of english football and is a strong, athletic, quick and a strong finisher.
Bristol City (Chief Eexecutive Officer) Mark Ashton told Bristol Live last month that the club where looking for someone who can make an impact and have an effect. Charlton Athletic’s Lyle Taylor remains another option but the Robins dont have the same level of optimism as they do with Nahki Wells.