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Football League World’s Queens Park Ranger fan pundit Joshua Willcocks has provided his verdict on the recent reports that are linking R’s striker Nahki Wells with a move to fellow Championship side Birmingham City.
The Bermudan striker has performed brilliantly since arriving in west London on loan from Burnley, scoring seven goals in his first 13 games this season, whilst also forming a prolific strike partnership with fellow front man Jordan Hugill.
Given his stunning start to the current campaign, it is perhaps unsurprising to see other teams taking an interest in his services, with the former Bradford City man seemingly not having much of a long term future at Burnley past this season, January could be a good time to secure a permanent move for the 29-year-old.
Will Wells stay or go?
We caught up with our fan pundit earlier this week, and here is what Willcocks had to say about the rumours surrounding the future of the Bermudan striker:
“Wells has certainly played a big role in the success we’ve had so far this season, forming a prolific partnership with fellow loanee Jordan Hugill.
“Losing such a proven goalscorer would certainly be a blow in terms of how it’s breaks up our exciting attacking force but obviously there’s still players who could help fill the void if he left.
“His goal record speaks for itself but as one of club’s highest earners who turns 30 next year, his departure could open the door for a younger face to make an impact and I trust that Warburton would identify an adequate replacement.”
The QPR fan pundit then offered his thoughts on whether Wells will stay or leave the club for pastures new, with Willcocks stating:
“Of course money talks and if Birmingham come to Burnley with an enticing enough offer then Wells will be a Blues player next season.
“QPR don’t seem to be in a strong enough financial position to outbid any club in the Championship, let alone for someone who has scored goals for fun throughout his career so this move very much hinges on Burnley’s demands.
“If the Premier League club ask for upwards of £3 million then I think he goes to St Andrew’s, but if the decision ends up in the hands of Wells, I believe he would choose to prolong his stay at QPR.”
It remains to be seen if Wells will indeed stay at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, but one thing is for sure, the R’s will struggle to hold onto the ex-Huddersfield Town man if he continues to score goals regularly.