Nahki Wells has signed a three-year contract at Burnley
By talkSPORT – @talkSPORT
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Burnley have announced the signing of striker Nahki Wells from Huddersfield.
The Bermuda forward has joined the Clarets for an undisclosed fee and has signed a three-year contract.
Wells has not featured this season for Huddersfield in the Premier League having had minor surgery to resolve an ankle problem earlier this month.
The 27-year-old slipped down the pecking order at the John Smith’s Stadium this summer following the club-record arrivals of Steve Mounie and Laurent Depoitre, while Elias Kachunga’s loan move from Ingolstadt was made permanent.
Huddersfield head coach David Wagner recently confirmed that the club were open to offers for Wells and Burnley manager Sean Dyche is ready to hand him his chance in the top flight.
The Clarets recently sold striker Andre Gray to Watford for a reported fee of £18.5million, while Dyche has already boosted his side’s firepower by drafting in Jonathan Walters and Chris Wood – a club record £15m signing from Leeds.
But Dyche is keen to supplement their bulk with a more mobile forward, and Wells fit the bill for Burnley.
The former joined Huddersfield from Bradford for a then club record fee of £1.5m in January 2014 and has scored a total of 49 goals in 152 appearances for the club.
And he believes good times lie ahead at Turf Moor.
“I have no doubt this is an ideal move for me,” Wells said.
“I have played at every level besides the Premier League. I achieved that by getting promoted (with Huddersfield) and it wasn’t something that was going to change. I have always wanted to play there.
“I’ve documented that way back, when I first broke into the game.
“Now the opportunity is here and I’m very thankful to the football club to give it to me. I feel I can go on and do great things.”