Former Burnley FC Chief Executive Lee Hoos wants to take striker Nahki Wells back to QPR on a permanent deal

Burnley Football Club's former Chief Executive, Lee Hoos, has confirmed that QPR are working hard on a deal to take striker Nahki Wells back to Loftus Road on a permanent basis.

By Dan Black
Monday, 27th January 2020, 10:54 am
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 10:55 am
Nahki Wells in action against Manchester United
Nahki Wells in action against Manchester United

The R's CEO, who was a Turf Moor for almost three-and-a-half years before taking on the post in Shepherd's Bush, spoke after the Clarets exercised their option to recall Wells from his loan spell.

The 29-year-old – who joined the Clarets from Huddersfield Town in August, 2017 for £5m – scored 13 times in the Championship this term having netted nine times for the Londoners last season.

“Burnley have recalled Nahki which is their right," said Hoos.

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“I wouldn’t normally make any comments regarding potential transfer targets but in this instance it is important our supporters know we are keen to sign Nahki on a permanent basis.

“Our current valuations on the player are far apart and we cannot agree to a deal which will leave us in breach of FFP.

“We are working hard for a positive conclusion but we must ensure any agreement is financially viable for QPR.”