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QPR face competition to keep hold of 13-goal man

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Wigan Athletic have emerged as candidates to sign Nahki Wells from Burnley, according to Lancashire Live.

The QPR forward scored the only goal of the game on Saturday, as he helped his side to a 1-0 win over 2nd-placed Leeds.

It didn’t go without it’s controversy though – Wells appeared to handle the ball with both arms before tapping into an almost empty net, much to the outrage of Leeds fans and players.

The 29-year-old is out-of-contract at Burnley in the summer, and clubs are already looking to arrange his future – Birmingham City established themselves as candidates to sign the Bermudan earlier in the season, and now Wigan have joined the race.

Paul Cook’s side look all but destined for relegation to League One this season – Swansea came from behind to beat Wigan 2-1 over the weekend, condemning them to 23rd-place, and having won one of their last 16 in the Championship.

It’d be a bizarre mid-season signing, but stranger things have happened in football. Wells has stated on numerous occasions this season that he’d like to stay at QPR when his contract at Burnley expires (which shows no signs of renewing), but insisted that it’s ‘down to the clubs’.

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The verdict

Wigan look a bit desperate with this one – there’s no way that Wells will swap QPR for Wigan at this stage of the season, and do Wigan really believe that Wells alone would keep them in the Championship?

Nevertheless, QPR need to fend off Cook and Wigan, and try to secure his services on a permanent basis sooner rather than later.


Freelance football journalist based in Sheffield. Postgraduate degree in Sports Journalism, and good experience in digital football writing and match reporting.

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