Nahki Wells – Burnley striker joins QPR on a season-long loan

Nahki Wells - Burnley striker joins QPR on a season-long loan

Queens Park Rangers have completed the signing of Bermudian striker Nahki Wells from Premier League side Burnley on a season-long loan.

A statement from the club’s official website read: “QPR have further bolstered their attack with the loan signing of striker Nahki Wells.”

Speaking about the move, Ranger’s boss Steve McClaren said: “I’m delighted with Tomer and Nahki now too to join him. I know them very well – they’re a nightmare to play against! I’m glad to have them in our squad. They’re two very good strikers with great pedigree and experience.

“Nahki is proven, he scores goals. He’s scored goals at this level, he’s played in a team which has secured promotion so he’s someone who’s been there and done it. That’s exactly what we need,” he added.

Bermuda international Nahki Wells comes with plenty of Championship experience. He has scored 48 goals in 152 appearances previously with Huddersfield and also hit double figures in each of his three full seasons with the Terriers, helping them earn a promotion to the Premier League in 2016/17 season.

QPR have made an unfortunate start to the Championship this season and are bottom of the table after 4 matches, with no points and a goal difference of -11.

Speaking to the club’s website, Wells said: “It’s a challenge that excites me a lot. I have had the struggles of fighting to stay in the league as well as getting promoted. I like to think the club is getting someone who is hungry, excited, who has experience at this level, and knows what it takes to grind out a long, tough season.

“I have always enjoyed my visits to Loftus Road, it’s a great ground. I’m looking forward to playing there regularly and hopefully, I can continue that run of scoring goals at home now,” he added.

The 28-year-old becomes the second striker to join the club on loan after the arrival of Tomer Hemed from Premier league side Brighton & Hove Albion.

Nahki Wells will wear the number 32 shirt and is set to make his debut against Wigan Athletic on Saturday, 25th August