Queens Park Rangers forward Nahki Wells has been linked with several Championship clubs this week.
The 29-year-old is enjoying his best goal-scoring season in years and with it has come a lot of transfer clout – Bristol City, Leeds United and Wigan are all linked with the forward, who’s currently on-loan at QPR.
His parent club Burnley are said to be open to offers for Wells this month. He’s said himself throughout the season that ‘he’d love to stay at QPR‘ but insists that it’s a matter for the clubs to sort.
With two weeks left of the January transfer window, a Championship rival could well swoop for Wells, but should he stay in West London? Here we take a look at three reasons why Wells should stay at QPR:
It’s no secret that Wells is adored by QPR fans. Now in his second-straight loan-spell at QPR, he managed to score a handful of goals in a struggling team last season.
He’s always been a player with ability and when Mark Warburton came in over the summer, Wells was bound to have a prolific season, and that he has – he’s now on 13 Championship goals for the season, with five in three games of 2020.
Wells has had a good rapport with QPR fans since he first arrived at the club, and they above anyone would love to see him make his stay permanent.
Exciting times indeed at QPR – Warburton looks to have restored some optimism at the club and with all the quality young players that have shone this season, it makes for a very bright-looking future.
Wells could be a part of something special at QPR. The club didn’t have a clear, defined vision before the former Bees boss came in, but now they do and they’re making good progression in what they’re doing.
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This QPR team is the most exciting and promising that fans have seen in a good few years and whilst the Premier League might be off the cards this season, it surely isn’t in the next – Wells may be tempted by the prospect of Premier League football with QPR, and what a story it would be.
Owe it to the club
In his second loan-spell at the club, Wells may feel that he ‘owes’ QPR his services. Steve McLaren gave Wells refuge at QPR last season after his torrid spell at Turf Moor, and Warburton brought him back.
QPR have shown a lot of faith in the 29-year-old and it might come as a bit of a ‘slap in the face’ if he were to leave for another Championship side this month.
It’s hard to imagine Wells finishing the season not in a QPR shirt, but he has a lot of love for the club and the fans, and is expected to keep his loyalties at least until the end of the season.