Rumour - Naki wells

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Rumour - Naki wells

by WoodleyRoyal » 26 Jul 2017 13:17

Source HITC but they have quoted the mirror.

Reading are eyeing a move for Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells, according to The Mirror.

Wells scored 10 goals in 47 appearances last season, which ended with Huddersfield beating Reading to promotion via the Championship play-offs

But the 27-year-old's place looks to be under threat following the arrivals of Steve Mounie and Laurent Depoitre this summer, and he could be on his way back to the second tier after entering the final year of his Terriers contract.

Reading are desperate for reinforcements in attack, having lost Yann Keromorgant to injury, and are said to have fallen short in their attempts to prise Nelson Oliveira and Tomer Hemed from Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion respectively.

They will hope to fare better with Wells, however, who has scored 45 goals in 144 appearances at Championship level.

Should he move to Reading, Wells would follow in the footsteps of fellow Bermudan Shaun Goater, who spent two seasons at the Madejski Stadium towards the end of his career, scoring 12 goals in 43 appearances.

http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2017/07/26/re ... r-nahki-w/

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by billybraggsbeard » 26 Jul 2017 13:47

Would like to see him come to us, quality player.
We've been interested in him a few times over the years, and had at least one bid rejected.

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by The Informant » 26 Jul 2017 13:50

Has lacked goals for years.

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by Sutekh » 26 Jul 2017 14:23

Would he actually fit in with the way Reading play ?

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by JimmytheJim » 26 Jul 2017 14:23

He would be an excellent signing


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by The Informant » 26 Jul 2017 14:27

JimmytheJim wrote:He would be an excellent signing


Doesn't score many goals

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by linkenholtroyal » 26 Jul 2017 15:07

Yes please. It's a no brainier if the choice is wells or McCormack.

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by maffff » 26 Jul 2017 15:13

If it's Wells OR McCormack I'd rather have Wells.

Actually, I'd rather have Joseph Mendes.

or Cedric Baseya.

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by CountryRoyal » 26 Jul 2017 19:29

£10m apparently :lol:

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by alfie9 » 26 Jul 2017 19:41

I'd honestly rather us play Sam Smith or Loader up front than spunk 10 mil on Nakhi Wells

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by Snowflake Royal » 26 Jul 2017 19:51

£5m and maybe.

No second tier striker should move to a second tier club for more than £6m. It's insane.

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by CountryRoyal » 26 Jul 2017 20:36

IF and it's a big IF, hypothetically, we have £10 million to spend on a striker I'd be absolutely gutted if it went on Wells.

Much much much better value to be had.

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by Muskrat » 26 Jul 2017 21:03

£10m for a player with 10 goals and two assists last season and struggling with a persistent ankle problem? Nah. Smacks of desperation from Stam having realised that his summer sales and loans have left us chronically short of options up front, especially with Kermogant now injured.


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by Lower West » 26 Jul 2017 21:25

Muskrat wrote:£10m for a player with 10 goals and two assists last season


Wouldn't judge anybody playing for a team that doesn't try and win a game. Udders will be found out big time in the Prem.

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by linkenholtroyal » 26 Jul 2017 21:36

CountryRoyal wrote:IF and it's a big IF, hypothetically, we have £10 million to spend on a striker I'd be absolutely gutted if it went on Wells.

Much much much better value to be had.

Do you reckon we could get Chris wood for 10 million?

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by From Despair To Where? » 26 Jul 2017 21:51

I'd rather play Victoria Wood up front.

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by CountryRoyal » 26 Jul 2017 22:49

linkenholtroyal wrote:
CountryRoyal wrote:IF and it's a big IF, hypothetically, we have £10 million to spend on a striker I'd be absolutely gutted if it went on Wells.

Much much much better value to be had.

Do you reckon we could get Chris wood for 10 million?


No chance. With the amount of money Leeds are throwing about I don't think they're looking to sell and it would have to be something astronomical for them to accept it. Closer to £20m than £15m.

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by Hound » 27 Jul 2017 06:48

I very much doubt we'd spend anything like 10 million on him

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by Royal_jimmy » 27 Jul 2017 07:53

I don't think there's any substance to this at all. I like Nakhi Wells but 1) he's not worth £10M. As an earlier poster said, if we have big money for a forward then I think there's better options. 2) why would he give up premier league football to come to us.

I'd rather we spend it on Tom Lawrence and on a striker who's cheaper if we have £10M to spend

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by paultheroyal » 27 Jul 2017 08:11

There is every substance in this. What I know....

Wells now officially out of favour at Huddersfield and although niggle to ankle injury is a reason for absence if he does not go to Austria over weekend he is basically available.

Reading have enquired to his availability and offered £6m up front rising to £10m based on goals, appearances and of course promotion.

Reading are very serious. It's just whether other clubs will jump on board.

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