Burnley are set to recall striker Nahki Wells from QPR as they await bids from both Bristol City and Wigan Athletic.
Wells has been one of the best Championship strikers in the division so far this season and has managed to net 13 goals in 26 appearances in the current campaign.
It would be a big blow to Mark Warburton’s QPR side who were hoping to keep him at the club until the end of the season.
Wells is said to be relaxed about the situation and is happy to move away from Burnley on a permanent basis. Currently, both Bristol City and Wigan are interested, although they’re both fighting at different ends of the Championship table.
Lee Johnson has been desperate for a striker at the Robins since Benik Afobe picked up a season-ending injury early in the campaign. Now, there’s an opportunity to get in a player who has a record of knowing where the back of the net is.
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This would be a really good signing for Bristol City or Wigan. He’s a player that, provided with an opportunity, will score. He knows where the back of the net is and has had a great season so far with QPR.
It’s an absolutely massive blow for the R’s and one that could have big consequences and any slim hopes they had of reaching the play-off places. He hasn’t just scored goals for the side, but he’s managed to score important ones such as the winner on Saturday against Leeds.
If the Robins were to go for him you’d expect him to want to go to a side offering promotion and work under a manager in Lee Johnson who would make him a first-choice striker.
For Wigan, if they cough up the money then fair enough. He’d be a huge asset to their survival hopes, but given the options, the player would surely rather fight for promotion.