According to a recent report from The Sun, Queens Park Rangers are eyeing up a move for striker Nahki Wells this month. The 28-year-old currently plays his football at Premier League side Burnley and has done so since 2017, although the ex-Huddersfield Town forward only managed nine Premier League appearances for the Clarets last season to suggest that he is some way down Sean Dyche’s pecking order.
As such, Steve McClaren’s struggling Hoops are reportedly keen on the £4.05 million-rated hotshot (as per Transfermarkt), yet such has been his goal-record at second tier level over the years, Darren Moore’s West Brom simply must seek to hijack QPR’s move for the striker.
Ultimately, McClaren’s side are in dire need of reinforcements having started the new Championship season very poorly indeed, picking up no points from their opening four matches, in which time they suffered a 7-1 hammering at the hands of Moore’s Baggies.
And while their tally of 13 goals against suggests that work is needed doing at the back, they are also the joint-lowest scorers in the division with just two to underline their need for reinforcements upfront – Wells’ addition would certainly improve those ranks.
And such has been how influential and prolific the 28-year-old has been at second tier level in the past, Moore’s West Brom simply must seek to get a deal done ahead of QPR for the Bermuda international.
The Burnley forward has bagged 45 goals in just 145 games at second tier level during his career, netting at least seven in the four seasons he has had in the Championship, with his last three campaigns yielding at least ten goals.
Thus, it’s clear that Wells knows exactly where the back of the net is at second tier level, while the fact that he helped Huddersfield win promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs last year suggests that he would also bring a know-how in getting the job done – that can only be invaluable for a Baggies side seeking an immediate return to the top-flight.
And the chance to turn out for a side that will be seeking a return to the Premier League this term, as opposed to one likely to be stuck in a relegation dog-fight, could well be of greater interest to the 28-year-old, who looks to be well down Dyche’s pecking order at Burnley heading into the remainder of the season.
Thus, while QPR appear to be in pursuit of the striker, Moore’s Baggies must seek to hijack their move for Wells in a bid to seriously enhance their forward ranks, and thus their promotion credentials.
West Brom and QPR fans… what do you think? Let us know!