Burnley have confirmed their decision to recall striker Nahki Wells from his season-long loan spell at QPR following reported interest from Bristol City in the prolific frontman.
Wells has caught the eye with his impressive displays for Mark Warburton’s side this campaign, with the Bermuda international having netted 13 goals in 26 league appearances to attract interest from Championship side Bristol City, according to Sky Sports.
It is also believed that Nottingham Forest are interested in a move for the 29-year-old, while QPR chief executive Lee Hoos has confirmed the West London side are also working hard to try and re-sign Wells on a permanent deal before the end of the week.
QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel has now taken to Instagram in response to Wells’ premature departure from the club, with the 22-year-old having shared an image of the pair accompanied with a crying face emoji.
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QPR are sitting 14th in the Championship table following their impressive 1-0 victory over Leeds in their last league match, and the West London side boast the second-highest goalscoring tally in the second tier this term, with Wells their top scorer.
Burnley’s decision to recall Wells comes as a huge blow to QPR as they enter the final week of the window, with the Hoops now needing to choose between pressing hard to re-sign Wells or looking elsewhere to replace their 13-goal man.
The Rs have relied on Wells’ prolific goalscoring abilities so far this term, with the former Huddersfield man having netted each of their last three goals in all competitions, and the promotion hopes of Warburton’s side would take a major hit without him.
Osayi-Samuel’s Instagram update reflects how much Wells’ departure will have affected morale in the QPR forward, with the striker having become a prominent figure at the club after spending the last season and a half on loan at the Hoops.
It is crucial that QPR do everything in their power to try and tie down Wells on a permanent deal, and the fact the striker is likely to be keen on this switch should work in the Hoops’ favour during the coming week.