Wells linked with move to West Brom

  • Wanted man: Bermuda striker Nahki Wells

    Wanted man: Bermuda striker Nahki Wells

Nahki Wells could be set for a return to the Sky Bet Championship after being linked with a move to newly relegated West Bromwich Albion.

The Burnley striker has found himself fourth choice in the striking pecking order at Turf Moor and made just ten substitute appearances in all competitions last season.

According to reports in the British media any potential transfer is likely to hinge on whether Burnley succeed in capturing West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez, a deal that is believed to have stalled after West Brom turned down a £12 million offer from the Lancashire side.

West Brom, who finished bottom of the Premier League last season, will be hoping for a swift return to the top flight but will struggle to keep hold of their top strikers Rodriguez and Salomón Rondón, who is believed to have attracted the interest of West Ham United and Newcastle United. The Venezuelan striker is valued at £16 million.

West Brom scored just 31 goals in the Premier League last season and new manager Darren Moore is thought to be keen to recruit players with a Championship pedigree.

Having earned a reputation as a proven Championship goalscorer at Huddersfield Town, scoring 49 goals in 3½ seasons, Wells is likely to be on the radar of several second-tier clubs.

However, the 28-year-old told The Royal Gazette last week that he was determined to prove himself in the Premier League with Burnley.

“There’s something inside of me saying this is going to work out,” the Bermuda striker said “I’m just excited to go back on July 2, hit the ground running and right the wrongs of last season.

“I’ve sat down with the management and they’re pleased with me. They reiterated for me not to overthink things and that circumstances led to the season panning out the way it did.

“I don’t have any doubts about my capabilities at this level. It’s just a case of proving I deserve some opportunities. The pre-season is a fresh start for me and I like to think the manager sees it that way as well.”

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Published Jun 28, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jun 27, 2018 at 11:37 pm)

Wells linked with move to West Brom

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