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Fans happy for club to cash in on Wells

It’s just business: Wells has attracted the interest from some of Hudderfield’s Championship rivals

Three months can be a long time in a professional footballer’s season, as Nahki Wells is finding out.

Back in August, Huddersfield Town and their fans were relieved for the transfer window to close amid speculation that striker Wells could be sold for about £8 million to another Sky Bet Championship side.

Newcastle United or Aston Villa were both believed to be interested in the Bermudian, although Wells dismissed the speculation, insisting he was happy at the club who were top of the table at the time.

However, in the midst of a recent slump and with Wells struggling to rediscover the form that brought him 18 goals last season, speculation is rife again that Wells could be sold with 18 months still remaining on his contract.

That, after it was reported that Wells rejected a new contract offer, likely with the view to testing the waters in the January transfer window.

“For £8m, Wells has gotta go,” one fan tweeted.

Although many Huddersfield supporters will be sorry if Wells leaves the John Smith’s Stadium, those who took to social media yesterday seemed resigned to losing the 26-year-old, even welcoming the chance to make a profit on the record £1.3 million the club spent on him two years ago.

That transfer fee made Wells Bermuda’s first million-pound footballer and he could raise the bar even higher if Huddersfield agree to sell.

“Nahki Wells can go for me,” wrote one fan. “Sure we can get better for less money. Would be shocked if we got £8m mind, good luck with that.”

Another fan tweeted: “We won’t be able to demand 8 million for Wells. Lucky if we get half.”

“Nahki Wells has been the star in a poor #htafc side for two seasons but this year, with better players, hasn’t stood out. He’s replaceable,” said another fan.

Huddersfield are in the middle of a slump and slipped to fourth after a 3-2 loss away to Cardiff City last weekend.

Wells has scored just three goals this season, but promotion hopefuls Norwich City and Fulham are both still rumoured to be interested in him.

“No one in my what’s app group full of Town fans seem bothered about Wells leaving, and I don’t think I am too. If true 8 mil is a steal,” tweeted one fan. “8 million SOLD ... sorry he’s a good player but for whatever reason we are not seeing the best of him,” wrote another on social media.

Another fan said: “We need someone who will put them away every week not every now and again. £8 million will get us that man I think, sorry Nahki.”

“Take the cash and reinvest,” urged another. “No loss if we’re really being honest”

Another supporter tweeted: “Right now I’d rather have a fit and firing Kachunga than an underperforming Wells. Very good player, but if he goes, he goes.”

Huddersfield are 11 points behind leaders Newcastle and six off automatic promotion which is occupied by Brighton and Hove Albion.

Norwich and Fulham, two clubs reportedly interested in Wells, are sixth and eighth in the table.

Huddersfield’s home match against Wigan next Monday will be shown on SportsMax, as will their Friday, December 16 away date with Norwich.

Both matches start at 3.45pm Bermuda time.