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Huddersfield Town Forward Having His Medical At Burnley: Good Move For Dyche?

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Anirban Sarkar
Anirban Sarkar is a former columnist of The 4th Official. A huge East Bengal fan and has travelled over 1000 miles to see his team in action.

Burnley are preparing themselves for another entrant at the Turf Moor. The Clarets invested pretty vigorously in the transfer market and are looking for at least another forward before the transfer window closes.

Sean Dyche has reportedly made an approach for Huddersfield Town forward Nahki Wells. Despite the arrival of Wood, Dyche wants more competitions on the side and a move for the Terriers’ striker speaks volumes about his ambitions.

The 27-year-old is expected to have his medical as the player is seen arriving at Burnley’s Gawthrope Training Centre.

David Wagner had already made his intentions clear earlier that if he gets a good offer for the forward, he would be open to selling the player. Wells hasn’t featured this season as he is still recuperating from a knee injury.

Wells’ future did not look the greatest following the arrival of Steve Mounie at the Kirklees Stadium. Burnley were in talks with the Terriers over a potential deal and it now seems that a fee of £5m was enough for the clubs to reach a deal.

Huddersfield Town had a brilliant last season as they defeated Reading in the Championship play-off final to earn a Premier League return after a long gap of 45 years. Wells played a very important role for the Terriers as he contributed with 10 goals and three assists to smoothen their passage to the top tier.

Alongside Wood, Dyche also welcomed Jonathan Walters at the Turf Moor to bolster his attacking ranks but the addition of the Bermuda international will give them a new dimension to their attack.

Wood, Sam Vokes, and Walters all are typical goal poachers and are fiercely strong in the box while Wells would inject some much-needed pace to the side.

Wells joined the Terriers from Bradford in 2014 and Wagner is likely to earn a significant profit from his sale.

Although the player is yet to make an appearance this season, that had not stopped clubs from expressing their interest in the player. He still is far from fit after undergoing an ankle operation but he remains on the good books of the clubs who had entangled in a bidding war for the player.

Now that Wells is coming to Turf Moor this could be a vital move for him as he will be trying to bounce back from his injury ridden spell. With a place up for grabs in the side, the Bermuda international could use his experience to bolster his chances of playing regularly this season.

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