Huddersfield Town Boss David Wagner Admits Club Listening to Offers for Nahki Wells

Friday July 28th, 2017

Nahki Wells, who signed for Huddersfield Town for  fee of £1.3m from Bradford in January 2014, has been informed by boss David Wagner he will be surplus to requirements as the Terriers ready themselves for their first ever Premier League campaign.

After securing promotion from the Championship earlier this year, Wagner has prepared for life in the top division by bringing in a number of signings in the transfer window, with the Mirror reporting that the influx of new players has left 27-year-old Wells in a state of limbo at the John Smith stadium. 

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Among Huddersfield's new recruits this summer, two new strikers have been added to Premier League new-boys' ranks in Steve Mounie and Laurent Depoitre, seeing Wells fall in the pecking order at the west Yorkshire outfit.

“Everybody can see the high quality of the strikers we’ve brought in." Wagner told the press. "There is Mounié, Depoitre and we still have Elias Kachunga and Collin Quaner, who are able to play there."

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Wells was a mainstay in Huddersfield's play-off winning side of the 2016/17 campaign, making a total of 43 league appearances and scoring a total of 10 goals in that time.

However, as a result of Wagner's £15m spending on reinforcements for his front line, the German manager has conceded he will be willing to listen to offers for the Bermudan international.

“This isn’t the best situation for Nahki and, of course, he’s the name who is in the market so we will listen if there is serious interest in him.”

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As Wells only has one year remaining on his current contract with Huddersfield it would be in the best interest of the Terriers to sell the Bermudan striker as promptly as possible, with fellow Premier League side Burnley allegedly interested in a deal.

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