Hull and Wolves linked with Wells

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  • Up and down: Wells may be headed back to the second tier

    Up and down: Wells may be headed back to the second tier

Hull City, relegated from the Premier League last season, are weighing up a move for Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells, the Yorkshire Post reported yesterday.

Wells is presently sidelined following minor ankle surgery that will keep him out for up to seven weeks, Huddersfield manager David Wagner said yesterday. The situation has alerted at least a couple of clubs in the Sky Bet Championship, with Birmingham City also reported to be showing interest in the Bermudian, who is valued at around £10 million by Huddersfield in the final year of his contract.

Wells was a key part in Huddersfield’s promotion from the Championship last season, but has fallen down the pecking order at the John Smith’s Stadium following the arrival of record signing Steve Mounié and Laurent Depoitre. The recent operation has delayed his return to the team.

Hull are hoping to bring in cover for key striker, Abel Hernández, who will be sidelined for up to six months after recent surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon.

However, they face competition for Wells from Wolverhampton Wanderers, another club reported to be interested in the striker.

Hull are eighth in the table, with four points from three games while Wolves are joint top with Cardiff, both with three wins out of three.

Birmingham City, under new manager Harry Redknapp, are keen to strengthen their front line in the final couple of weeks of the transfer window, but are so far yet to be formally linked with a move for Wells.

Reading and Burnley are also understood to be keeping tabs on the 27-year-old.

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Published Aug 19, 2017 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 18, 2017 at 10:29 pm)

Hull and Wolves linked with Wells

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