If Nottingham Forest are looking for another striker in the summer transfer market, could Nahki Wells be an option worth exploring?

It may be that he is available.

An exit door could be swinging open at Burnley.

The 29-year-old has conceded that he may need a move away from Turf Moor.

He has made just 10 appearances for the Clarets since joining them in the summer of 2017.

Wells has told the Royal Gazette: “I’ll go back to Burnley and give it my best effort and see where that gets me.

“I’d still love my opportunity in the Premier League, which is still possible of course.

“If that doesn’t transpire then something else will open up for me.

“The ideal scenario would be just to be given a chance; a chance that I can try and really grasp.

“That’s my agenda but whether that’s the manager’s agenda, who knows.

“I need to give myself a chance to get in the team. If not, I won’t be too disappointed to move on and see what else is on the horizon. Of course, it has to suit myself and what my ambitions are.”


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Wells spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at QPR, missing a penalty against Forest along the way.

He managed only nine goals in 43 outings, but is a proven performer.

The Bermudan has added: “It’s not the worst situation to be in and I’ve proven my fitness [at QPR].

“It was still a mediocre season from my point of view and that of the clubs. I wouldn’t change it, though; I was happy and got back to playing football.

“I still know I could have done better and offered the club more. I’ve got a big point to prove. The desire is there to dig very deep and show everyone that I’m still a proven goalscorer at that level.

“There’s some uncertainty regarding my future; that’s obvious. And I just know it’s a big, big season for me.”

Wells boasts a decent record in the Championship.

Having made his name at Bradford, Huddersfield snapped him up in January 2014.

He recorded 45 goals across three-and-a-half seasons in the second tier with the Terriers.

Double figures were reached in each of his full campaigns in West Yorkshire.

Forest could do with that kind of consistency within their ranks.


Lewis Grabban found the target 17 times last season, but fellow frontman Daryl Murphy and Karim Ansarifard mustered just six and two efforts respectively.

Sabri Lamouchi is said to have hinted that the former may be moved on.

With Apostolos Vellios and Hillal Soudani having already departed.

And with another frontman already said to figure prominently on the Reds’ summer shopping list.

Wells may be an option worth exploring.

He boasts pedigree, pace and the right attitude.

That is three boxes that Forest should be looking to tick in their search for further firepower.

Wells knows all about English football, which may not be the case for some of those Sabri Lamouchi has in mind, and is hungry to prove a point.

He wants to play football.

And score goals.

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