Queens Park Rangers have made a formal approach for Burnley striker Nahki Wells regarding a loan deal, according to The Daily Star’s print edition (21/08).
After a disastrous start to the season that has seen QPR suffer four consecutive Championship defeats, Steve McClaren is desperately trying to rejuvenate his squad before the loan window closes at the end of August.
Scoring just two goals this term, a new striker is top of the agenda for the West London side and The Daily Star’s print edition (21/08) states a formal approach has been made to bring Burnley striker Nahki Wells to Loftus Road.
Wells is widely expected to leave Sean Dyche’s side before the end of August after failing to establish himself at Turf Moor since a £5m move from Huddersfield Town, where he previously caught the eye in a thrilling Championship campaign in 2015-16.
QPR’s move for Nahki Wells will see Steve McClaren hoping that the 28-year-old can rekindle the fine form he displayed in 2015-16, where he netted 17 goals 44 league appearances – and then scored 10 the following year as the Terriers earned promotion to the Premier League.
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Wells jumped ship to join Burnley in 2017 but has struggled for opportunities, earning just nine cameo appearances and failing to score a single goal, which will concern QPR fans who are crying out for a striker to save them from their relegation woes.
While a move is risky given Wells’ form in the past year, QPR have slim pickings in the market and it is the sort of bold move that could result in survival if the gamble pays off.