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Aston Villa should consider striker Nahki Wells as back-up option

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Aston Villa should consider striker Nahki Wells as back-up option

Aston Villa have desperately needed reinforcements in attack during the January transfer window and have recently welcomed forward Mbwana Samatta from Genk.

With Wesley Moraes sidelined through injury for the rest of the season, it’s left Dean Smith’s side without a recognised striker recently and they have had to battle away with a false nine.

The Midlands club are two points above the relegation places after beating Watford on Tuesday night, but there his no doubt they are right in the thick of a fight to beat the drop.

Samatta, 27, is an exciting talent that managed 10 goals in all competitions this season before exiting Genk.

But there is a risk considering he’s never played in English football and there is going to be a lot of expectation on him to hit the ground running quickly.

Villa should still be aiming to bring in another centre-forward to bolster the attacking options and help them avoid relegation.

 (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Villa should turn their attention to Burnley’s Nahki Wells, who is currently in sensational form out in the Championship with QPR.


According to the Daily Mail, Burnley will recall him in January and are willing to listen to offers for him.

Burnley paid £5million (BBC) back in 2017 and now he’s regained some form out on loan they have made him available to sell.

Wells has scored 14 goals in 28 games across all competitions this campaign for QPR, which includes five in his last three league fixtures.

The 29-year-old has proven himself to be a decent finisher with great pace and movement in the Championship, but only experienced nine Premier League games in his career.

Villa should take a punt on him in January to snap him up from Premier League rivals Burnley and bring him in to compete with Samatta.

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