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Sheffield United must hijack QPR’s bid to sign Nahki Wells on loan from Burnley

According to reports in the printed version of The Daily Star on Tuesday, Championship strugglers Queens Park Rangers want to sign out-of-favour Burnley striker Nahki Wells on loan, and their league rivals Sheffield United must hijack any deal.

What’s the word, then?

Well, The Daily Star report that QPR boss Steve McClaren wants to bring the 28-year-old to Loftus Road to boost his lowly side, whose 3-0 home defeat by Bristol City on Tuesday night consigned them to their third successive defeat at the beginning of the 2018/19 campaign.

Meanwhile, the Blades have had a pretty successful summer in the transfer market with things certainly improving in recent weeks in terms of incomings, but they still look to need an extra option up top to compete with new boy David McGoldrick, as well as Billy Sharp and Leon Clarke.

The latter duo got the nod ahead of McGoldrick for the 2-1 win against Norwich City at Bramall Lane on Saturday, with Sharp scoring the winner in injury time.

However, they are getting no younger and Chris Wilder will want to bring in a player that is potentially different to what they have already.

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Why should Sheffield United hijack QPR’s move?

While Wells has struggled to make an impact for Burnley and currently find himself behind the likes of Chris Wood, Sam Vokes and Ashley Barnes in the pecking order, he also hasn’t really been given an opportunity to impress seeing as he only made nine Premier League appearances last term.

However, he proved that he could get goals at Championship level with Huddersfield Town previously – he netted 45 goals in 144 games in England’s second tier for the Terriers – and he would arrive at Bramall Lane with a point to prove if Wilder, who must also make a cheeky loan bid for a Stoke City attacker, pushed through a deal.

There is no doubt that his speed and 5ft 7in frame mean that he could form a successful little-and-large strike partnership with Clarke.

Article title: Sheffield United must hijack QPR’s bid to sign Nahki Wells on loan from Burnley

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