Wells linked with Villa loan move
Nahki Wells is the subject of transfer speculation again, with Sky Bet Championship side Aston Villa reportedly still interested in the Bermudian striker.
The Birmingham Mail is suggesting that Wells could be on his way out of Burnley without even playing a first team game following his £5 million move from Huddersfield Town in the summer. Reports are linking Wells with a move in the transfer window next month, with a loan move to Villa Park a possibility.
Wells has been left kicking his heels on the substitutes’ bench as Burnley emerge as the surprise team in the Premier League this season, climbing up to fourth on Tuesday after a 1-0 victory at home to Stoke City on Tuesday.
Ashley Barnes, Wells’s fellow substitute, scored the winner in the 89th minute, but Burnley dropped back down to sixth after Tottenham Hotspur’s 2-0 win at home to Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Wednesday.
Wells had a late start to his season following ankle surgery, and now has had to bide his time as he anticipates his first appearance in the English top flight.
Villa, who were linked with Wells before Burnley signed the 27 year old Bermudian, are hoping to sign a striker during the January transfer window, possibly a loan player for a few months. Jonathan Kodjia, last season’s top scorer for Villa, is out for a few months with an ankle injury, leaving manager Steve Bruce short of striking options.
Villa are fifth in England’s second tier, seven points out of the second automatic promotion spot. They are away to fourth-placed Derby County today.
Wells is likely to be back on the Burnley bench today when their travel to the south coast to play Brighton. Burnley are tied on 31 points with Tottenham and Liverpool.
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