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Parkinson: I’d love Nahki to stay at Bradford

London, EnglandBradford City manager Phil Parkinson has suggested hot-shot striker Nahki Wells may not be up for sale.

According to English media reports, the 22 year-old striker is being tracked by Burnley, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth who are said to be keen on acquiring the Bermudian’s services.

Wells has come on in leaps and bounds since his move to Valley Parade where Parkinson would prefer to see the former Dandy Town man playing again next season.

He said: “Bradford is a great stage for Nahki to play and I’d love for him to stay because I think he’s a good player and I want to keep the best players.”

After scoring his team high 26th goal of the season against the Cobblers at Wembley on Saturday — the first by a Bermudian at the iconic stadium — Wells further pledged his allegiance to the newly promoted League One club.

He said: “I love Bradford and have been taken in so well there. I have another two years left (on my contract) so the worst case scenario I will be playing League One football next season for the club that I really love. “

Responding to interest other clubs have shown in him, Wells said: “It’s clear that the interest is there because I’m doing well, scoring goals. But we just have to wait and see what happens.

“If it doesn’t happen I will be glad to stay at Bradford City and hopefully we can go on and get promoted to the Championship.

“The future is uncertain other than the fact I’m contracted for another two years, and I’m thankful for what Bradford have done for me and we just go from there.”

Wells, who turns 23 next month, joined Bradford on a free transfer from Carlisle in the summer of 2011.

Nahki Wells( centre) celebrates with his Bradford teammates after winning the League Two play-off final.

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Published May 20, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 19, 2013 at 6:02 pm)

Parkinson: I’d love Nahki to stay at Bradford

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