After their demotion to the Championship, Hull City have started their season in quite an erratic manner. The Tigers have won 1, drawn 1 and lost 2 and are currently on 4 points. For a side which is aiming to earn an automatic promotion spot, Hull City must manoeuvre better results early on to build a strong pedestal for themselves.
In their match against Wolves, in which they lost in a thrilling 2-3 encounter at KCOM Stadium, one of the major setbacks which Leonid Slutsky had to face was the injury to his striker Abel Hernandez. As per the reports,
Hernandez would be out for as many as six months with a ruptured Achilles, which implies that his employers would now need to bring a player of considerable reputation to cater to a substantial part of their offensive endeavours.
As per one of the reports by Hull Daily Mail, the former Russian national side’s manager has put Huddersfield Town’s attacker Nahki Wells on his radar. Wells played an instrumental role in the promotion of the Terriers to the Premier League last season.
The Bermuda international played 47 games in all competitions, scoring 10 goals in the process and helped David Wagner in navigating his side in the right direction. However, with the likes of Laurent Depoitre and Steve Mounie, the stature of Wells has fallen considerably this season.
Impliedly, an exit from John Smith’s Stadium appears to be on the cards for the 27-year-old forward, who is currently out injured for 5-7 weeks owing to his ankle injury. Wells has just one year left on his current deal and for obvious reasons, he would not be a costly signing as well.
Hull City are in dire need to get a striker who could score a decent amount of goals for them and frankly speaking, Wells ticks a lot of boxes of a decent attacker for a quality side plying their trade in the English second division.
The former Bradford City man is quick and mobile, is a good finisher and is versatile enough to play as a centre-forward as well as a secondary striker. He might not be very sound in the air but he toils relentlessly and his movements on and off the ball do trouble the oppositions’ defenders.
Having earned the promotion with Huddersfield Town, Wells would be able to render his experience to Slutsky’s troops and would be a significant signing for them.
With Huddersfield Town now looking to listen to offers, there is a huge chance this deal might progress in the coming days.