Report: Swansea bid for £5m Burnley striker Nahki Wells

Steve Cooper Head Coach of Swansea City shouts instructions to his team from the dug-out during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Hull City at the Liberty Stadium on...

Nahki Wells hasn't scored a Premier League goal for Burnley but could he shine in the Championship again at Oli McBurnie-less Swansea City?

Nahki Wells of Burnley during the Pre-Season Friendly between Burnley and Espanyol at Turf Moor on August 5, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Forgotten man Nahki Wells could be on his way out of Burnley this summer with the Sun (6 August, page 51) reporting that the striker is a target for Swansea City,

After shining in the lower leagues with Bradford City and Huddersfield Town, Wells was handed his chance in the top tier for the first time on the final day of the 2017 transfer window.

But, perhaps fittingly for a player who features for Bermuda at international level, the 29-year-old went missing at Turf Moor following his £5 million move.


Wells played nine Premier League games without scoring a goal for the Clarets and spend the entirety of last season on loan at QPR, forming an effective partnership with Tomer Hemed to keep the Londoners just about clear of the relegation zone.

According to the Sun, Swansea have offered £2.5 million for a player who netted seven times in 40 Championship games at QPR.

Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United tackles Nahki Wells of Queens Park Rangers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United at Loftus Road on February 26,...

With academy graduate and top scorer Oli McBurnie sealing a £20 million move to Sheffield United, there are big boots to fill at the Liberty and it seems that the Swans have earmarked Wells as the man to step into the breach.

But they will have to raise their bid to tempt Burnley to sell.

Nahki Wells of Queens Park Rangers celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers at Fratton Park on January...

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