Nahki Wells has been in prolific form for Queens Park Rangers so far this season, but should they push for a permanent move this month?
The Bermudan is in his second-straight season on-loan at QPR, and has enjoyed his best goal-scoring start to a season in years – he’s scored 11 Championship goals for the R’s in 24 games, and 17 in all competitions for club and country.
He’s in-line to have his best career return in a season, but will he want to make his stay in West London permanent?
Wells has stated on numerous occasions that he would ‘jump at the chance’ to remain at QPR beyond next season, but that it’s a matter of QPR and Burnley being able to arrange the move.
There’s no doubting that the fans would like to see him stay either – he’s hailed by them and is deemed an integral part of this young, free-scoring side that Mark Warburton has put together.
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His contract at Turf Moor is set to expire in the summer, but there’s been no mention from either Burnley or QPR that there’ll be any transfer movements this month.
Sean Dyche is unlikely to allow Wells to leave for free in the summer, but are QPR going to pay money for a player who will soon be out-of-contract, and 30-years-old?
Nevertheless, the numbers make for good reading for Wells in West London so far this season:
After finishing 2019 on a run of nine games without a goal, Wells began this year with a hat-trick – he scored three well-taken goals in QPR’s 6-1 demolition of Cardiff City on New Year’s Day.
It could not have come at a better time for the forward who was shot of confidence and now, fans expect him to have a strong second-half of the season as QPR look to breach the top-half of the Championship table.
Wells won’t come cheap. He’s a Premier League player who’s likely on a Premier League wage and given QPR’s financial situation of the last few seasons, acquiring him will be easier said than done.