QPR’s loanee forward Nahki Wells in keen to remain with the West London outfit despite reports linking him with a permanent switch to Bristol City, according to talkSPORT writer Sean Gallagher.
Wells has enjoyed a productive goalscoring run so far this campaign, with the forward having netted 14 goals in 28 appearances since re-joining QPR on loan from Burnley over the summer, but it appears he is now attracting interest from elsewhere.
Sky Sports are reporting that Championship outfit Bristol City have made an official approach to Burnley regarding the possible signature of Wells on a permanent basis, and it is understood that the Robins’ interest has put his QPR loan under serious threat.
However, it has now emerged that Wells has indicated that he would prefer to remain at QPR despite this transfer interest, with the West London club now thought to be working hard to maintain Wells’ services during the remainder of the campaign.
3/3 Wells has indicated he wants to remain at QPR. Club hierarchy are working hard to ensure he remains on loan until the end of the season and are also exploring permanent deal. Latter is tricky due to how much he's worth in current market #QPR
— Sean Gallagher (@SeanGallagherTS) January 21, 2020
QPR are currently sitting 14th in the Championship table following a mixed campaign so far, but the Rs’ gave their play-off bid a major boost when they secured a 1-0 win over Leeds on the weekend, with Wells netting the winner inside the first half.
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Wells’ goalscoring record this campaign clearly indicates his importance to this QPR side, and it would come as a major blow if Burnley decide to recall the striker, particularly seeing as there will be little the Rs are able to do to help prevent this.
Mark Warburton’s side need a big second half of the season if they are to give themselves a chance of reaching the play-offs, and the last thing they now need is to be forced into scouring the transfer market for a replacement for Wells.
QPR must put every effort into ensuring Wells does not leave the club before the end of the season, particularly to a potential play-off rival like Bristol City, and the Rs should even consider signing Wells on a permanent deal if this is what it takes.