Wells is not the attacking forward that West Bromwich Albion need

West Bromwich Albion are pondering a summer swoop for Burnley forward Nakhi Wells, according to the Daily Mail.

What’s the word?

In the publication’s live transfer blog on Saturday, it was reported that the Baggies are eyeing a potential move for the 28-year-old.

Wells moved to Turf Moor from Huddersfield Town in 2017, but he has struggled to secure a regular spot in Sean Dyche’s team.

West Brom boss Darren Moore is in need of a new attacking figure as he tries to guide the Baggies back into the Premier League.

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The club finished at the bottom of the top division last season due to lacklustre performances on the pitch.

With Jay Rodriguez attracting attention elsewhere, West Brom are considering their options with regards to forward players.

Is Wells good enough?

Given the position that West Brom now find themselves in, it will be difficult for the club to recruit a big name.

However, the Baggies should not settle for Wells as he could struggle to significantly contribute goals.

Last season, the forward did not find the back of the net at all, but in fairness to the ex-Bradford City player, he played just 46 minutes of action across nine substitute league appearances.

West Brom would be taking a big risk buying a player that has barely featured in competitive action for an entire season.

The 2018-19 campaign is hugely important for the Baggies, so they need to acquire established players, and unfortunately for Wells, he does not fit the criteria.

Article title: Wells is not the attacking forward that West Bromwich Albion need

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