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QPR return to action following the international break, with Mark Warburton’s side in reasonable form, sitting in ninth place in the Championship just three points behind current leaders West Brom.
This week there has been an interesting development as Warburton prepares for the trip to Hull City this weekend, after loan striker Nahki Wells took to Instagram in answer to a question in a Q&A session with the club’s fans, when he admitted in one of his answers that he would love to sign for the club on a permanent basis if the opportunity arose.
Wells claimed: “Of course I’d love to sign here permanently if that ever became an option. I think everyone knows I’d like to be at the club long-term so if that ever becomes an option then I wouldn’t hesitate. I love it here.”
So should the R’s look to secure Wells on a permanent deal?
“Absolutely they should, but they should be cautious.
“Wells is obviously an excellent player at Championship level and has the potential to lead a QPR promotion charge in the future.
“But they will need to decide whether shelling out a significant fee for his services is worth it given their new found sensibilities in the transfer market.
“If they can strike the right deal though, it is one that they should 100% follow through with.”
“This should be a no-brainer for QPR to get this deal done as soon as possible.
“Wells has really impressed me so far this season, and his statistics speak for themselves.
“He has six league goals to his name in nine appearances which is certainly an impressive record so far in the Championship.
“He’s got ideal competition challenging him for his starting spot as well, with Jordan Hugill having to make do with a spot on the substitutes bench for now.
“Wells isn’t going to be featuring for Burnley anytime soon, and I think it’s only a matter of time before he leaves the club permanently.
“He’s seemingly settled down to life with QPR, and a permanent move to Loftus Road would be the best move for both parties involved.”
Should QPR look to secure Nahki Wells on a permanent deal?
“Without a doubt, the striker has been in fantastic form since arriving back at Loftus Road.
“Wells impressed on loan last season but he has been even better at the start of the 2019/20 campaign–finding the net six times in nine games.
“If QPR can afford to bring the striker in permanently then it is surely a no brainer.
“Warburton has some exciting young attacking players in his squad and an experienced forward like Wells could be an excellent addition long term.”