Bradford City striker Nahki Wells will not let interest from ‘big clubs’ distract him

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nahki Wells is concentrating on coming back ‘bigger and stronger’ for City next season Nahki Wells is concentrating on coming back ‘bigger and stronger’ for City next season

Nahki Wells has assured City fans he will not be leaving Valley Parade during the summer.

The 21-year-old is contracted for next season after the Bantams took up an option in his current deal, and the club are looking to tie him down properly on a four-year deal to fend off rival suitors.

According to the Bermuda press, Wells – who burst onto the scene with 12 goals in his first campaign at Valley Parade, including the club’s first hat-trick for four years – is attracting the attention of Premier League new boys Reading, Championship-bound Charlton Athletic and Peterborough.

But despite being monitored by several clubs in recent months, Wells says he will be staying put for at least another year, while boss Phil Parkinson insists he will not be sold.

“I’m definitely there for next season,” said Wells. “I have to make a few decisions on whether I’m there long-term but I can’t go into too much detail on that part.

“You do hear a lot of rumours about big clubs sniffing around for you. (The rumours) have some truth behind them but you can’t afford to listen to the hype because you will lose your focus.

“If teams want to watch me then that only gives me more motivation to achieve things. League Two is a good standard but I do want to play at a higher level.”

City’s Bermudian hot-shot has no fears about being a marked man next season.

His emergence has raised expectations for the future and Wells is confident he can deliver.

He is not scared of opposing defenders wising up to him and has pro-mised to come back bigger and better.

“I look back at a successful first year and I’ve got good feelings for the next one,” said Wells.

“I know other teams will be doing their homework on me but I’ll be doing the same. I will work hard through the summer to come back stronger and a bigger boy.

“The club expect me to do well but I’m willing to take that extra responsibility on my shoulders. They will see a much better player, more mature and hopefully there are a lot of good things to come.

“First of all we wanted to finish the season strong and now we have to take that momentum forward. I’ve got high hopes that we can do the business.”

Strike partner James Hanson is keen to see Wells strike an agreement with City.

Hanson said: “I’m sure they will be trying to get Nahki on a long contract. He’s a young, exciting player and we enjoy playing together.

“We’ve formed a good partnership together and there is a real understanding between us which has got to benefit the club. I look forward to playing with him.”

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8:17am Wed 16 May 12

dubaibantam says...

http://www.royalgaze
tte.com/article/2012
0514/SPORT01/7051499
87?

This is 2 day's old.....!! Come on T & A.....!!
http://www.royalgaze tte.com/article/2012 0514/SPORT01/7051499 87? This is 2 day's old.....!! Come on T & A.....!! dubaibantam
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8:28am Wed 16 May 12

_Size3_ says...

Not only is it 2 days old but widely publicised and already common knowledge.

I hear the Titanic has sunk on its maiden voyage!!
Not only is it 2 days old but widely publicised and already common knowledge. I hear the Titanic has sunk on its maiden voyage!! _Size3_
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9:39am Wed 16 May 12

prince35 says...

Yes wells will stay next year, but the long term contract wont be worth the paper its written on should a club come in with an offer in jan next year.
wells is all potencial at the,moment and would find himself stuck on the bench at a higher level.
Yes wells will stay next year, but the long term contract wont be worth the paper its written on should a club come in with an offer in jan next year. wells is all potencial at the,moment and would find himself stuck on the bench at a higher level. prince35
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10:20am Wed 16 May 12

tyker2 says...

prince35 wrote:
Yes wells will stay next year, but the long term contract wont be worth the paper its written on should a club come in with an offer in jan next year.
wells is all potencial at the,moment and would find himself stuck on the bench at a higher level.
much like Adam le Fondre at Reading after his big transfer;he had a better more proven scoring record than Wells.

Another season ONLY:if he performs he will be with us until January and, if he does not, will he be scratching around for an extension with us then.

High risk strategy from Wells but.................
.............. who knows.
[quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: Yes wells will stay next year, but the long term contract wont be worth the paper its written on should a club come in with an offer in jan next year. wells is all potencial at the,moment and would find himself stuck on the bench at a higher level.[/p][/quote]much like Adam le Fondre at Reading after his big transfer;he had a better more proven scoring record than Wells. Another season ONLY:if he performs he will be with us until January and, if he does not, will he be scratching around for an extension with us then. High risk strategy from Wells but................. .............. who knows. tyker2
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10:33am Wed 16 May 12

BigFigure says...

prince35 wrote:
Yes wells will stay next year, but the long term contract wont be worth the paper its written on should a club come in with an offer in jan next year.
wells is all potencial at the,moment and would find himself stuck on the bench at a higher level.
Think a long term contract would be worth a BIT more than the paper it's written on....get him tied down asap
[quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: Yes wells will stay next year, but the long term contract wont be worth the paper its written on should a club come in with an offer in jan next year. wells is all potencial at the,moment and would find himself stuck on the bench at a higher level.[/p][/quote]Think a long term contract would be worth a BIT more than the paper it's written on....get him tied down asap BigFigure
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11:47am Wed 16 May 12

northyorksbantam says...

prince35 wrote:
Yes wells will stay next year, but the long term contract wont be worth the paper its written on should a club come in with an offer in jan next year. wells is all potencial at the,moment and would find himself stuck on the bench at a higher level.
It won't be worth the paper its written on if he doesn't sign it....

Reading between the lines that seems a distinct possibility.
[quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: Yes wells will stay next year, but the long term contract wont be worth the paper its written on should a club come in with an offer in jan next year. wells is all potencial at the,moment and would find himself stuck on the bench at a higher level.[/p][/quote]It won't be worth the paper its written on if he doesn't sign it.... Reading between the lines that seems a distinct possibility. northyorksbantam
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11:47am Wed 16 May 12

tyker2 says...

looks like Steve Evans at Rotherham has been given some dosh:offers for Matt Tubbs who he sold to Bournemouth for £800k turned down as well as an offer for Midson from Wimbledon. Looks like new stadium and press for promotion with big spending on players is going to be the order of the day for Rotherham.
looks like Steve Evans at Rotherham has been given some dosh:offers for Matt Tubbs who he sold to Bournemouth for £800k turned down as well as an offer for Midson from Wimbledon. Looks like new stadium and press for promotion with big spending on players is going to be the order of the day for Rotherham. tyker2
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11:51am Wed 16 May 12

BIG T says...

I personally feel he won't sign the 4 year contract - maybe he will negotiate them down to a 2 year one but something about the way he talks about it makes me think he wants to keep his options open, which you can't really blame him for
I personally feel he won't sign the 4 year contract - maybe he will negotiate them down to a 2 year one but something about the way he talks about it makes me think he wants to keep his options open, which you can't really blame him for BIG T
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12:53pm Wed 16 May 12

Babbsy says...

tyker2 wrote:
looks like Steve Evans at Rotherham has been given some dosh:offers for Matt Tubbs who he sold to Bournemouth for £800k turned down as well as an offer for Midson from Wimbledon. Looks like new stadium and press for promotion with big spending on players is going to be the order of the day for Rotherham.
And you just know that Rotherham will be there or there abouts all season don't you.......Will the 'hoodoo' be broken at Valley Parade for the 2012/2013 season or will we be looking at fending relegation off again with a top 5 playing budget?
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: looks like Steve Evans at Rotherham has been given some dosh:offers for Matt Tubbs who he sold to Bournemouth for £800k turned down as well as an offer for Midson from Wimbledon. Looks like new stadium and press for promotion with big spending on players is going to be the order of the day for Rotherham.[/p][/quote]And you just know that Rotherham will be there or there abouts all season don't you.......Will the 'hoodoo' be broken at Valley Parade for the 2012/2013 season or will we be looking at fending relegation off again with a top 5 playing budget? Babbsy
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1:26pm Wed 16 May 12

my only vision says...

Shaun Goater is from Bermuda, Started his career off with Man Utd, then Rotherham, Man City. Kyle Lightbourne, Stoke City. Both of these lads are from Bermuda and both are Nahki Wells's idle. This lad is soccer hungry and he is exciting to watch. Who in their right mind will wanna play in division 4 longterm for peanuts, really. Ask yourself that. He is being sensible, get promoted and I'll sign. He loves PP a lot so maybe he will sign a 2 year but lets get promoted and see.
Shaun Goater is from Bermuda, Started his career off with Man Utd, then Rotherham, Man City. Kyle Lightbourne, Stoke City. Both of these lads are from Bermuda and both are Nahki Wells's idle. This lad is soccer hungry and he is exciting to watch. Who in their right mind will wanna play in division 4 longterm for peanuts, really. Ask yourself that. He is being sensible, get promoted and I'll sign. He loves PP a lot so maybe he will sign a 2 year but lets get promoted and see. my only vision
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2:04pm Wed 16 May 12

Babbsy says...

If it's another debacle like the previous 5, then he'll be off like a shot and with good reason, as will anybody else in that squad capable of anything better. Massive season for the club as we keep saying.....
If it's another debacle like the previous 5, then he'll be off like a shot and with good reason, as will anybody else in that squad capable of anything better. Massive season for the club as we keep saying..... Babbsy
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3:27pm Wed 16 May 12

eebygum says...

Amazing we haven't bought a player yet we haven't kicked a ball yet and some on here mention the relegation where do you people get off? Rotherham may have money to spend but it doesn't mean automatic promotion as we have all seen with previous season when City have spent big. It could be as happened with City that other teams relish
playing at their ground more than they do.
Amazing we haven't bought a player yet we haven't kicked a ball yet and some on here mention the relegation where do you people get off? Rotherham may have money to spend but it doesn't mean automatic promotion as we have all seen with previous season when City have spent big. It could be as happened with City that other teams relish playing at their ground more than they do. eebygum
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5:51pm Wed 16 May 12

340stopper says...

I don't think we will be loaning or even signing anybody until after the season ticket deadline when PP will know his budget.
I don't think we will be loaning or even signing anybody until after the season ticket deadline when PP will know his budget. 340stopper
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11:15pm Wed 16 May 12

macca1969 says...

eebygum wrote:
Amazing we haven't bought a player yet we haven't kicked a ball yet and some on here mention the relegation where do you people get off? Rotherham may have money to spend but it doesn't mean automatic promotion as we have all seen with previous season when City have spent big. It could be as happened with City that other teams relish
playing at their ground more than they do.
When did we spend big? We had a bigger wage budget but we never spent big and bought anyone. We still got other teams cast offs as usual from the bargain basement and paid them more cos we are mugs. Rotherham will win the league just like all the real teams that spend big succeed. The likes of crawley peterboro and mk Dons. They bought real players not overpaid has beens like we do year on year. Spent big you are having a laugh. We haven't spent nothing since the premier days because we as skint
[quote][p][bold]eebygum[/bold] wrote: Amazing we haven't bought a player yet we haven't kicked a ball yet and some on here mention the relegation where do you people get off? Rotherham may have money to spend but it doesn't mean automatic promotion as we have all seen with previous season when City have spent big. It could be as happened with City that other teams relish playing at their ground more than they do.[/p][/quote]When did we spend big? We had a bigger wage budget but we never spent big and bought anyone. We still got other teams cast offs as usual from the bargain basement and paid them more cos we are mugs. Rotherham will win the league just like all the real teams that spend big succeed. The likes of crawley peterboro and mk Dons. They bought real players not overpaid has beens like we do year on year. Spent big you are having a laugh. We haven't spent nothing since the premier days because we as skint macca1969
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12:07pm Thu 17 May 12

eebygum says...

Stuart McCall had one of the biggest budgets ever given to a City manager. The spending does not always mean the amount you pay for a player it includes wages and such.
Stuart McCall had one of the biggest budgets ever given to a City manager. The spending does not always mean the amount you pay for a player it includes wages and such. eebygum
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12:18pm Thu 17 May 12

eebygum says...

As I pointed out big spending budgets don't always guarantee promotion. That is a fact. The other point I was trying to make you and you failed to answer why do some on here always talk down the team before they even know who is coming in?
As I pointed out big spending budgets don't always guarantee promotion. That is a fact. The other point I was trying to make you and you failed to answer why do some on here always talk down the team before they even know who is coming in? eebygum
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5:58pm Thu 17 May 12

macca1969 says...

eebygum wrote:
As I pointed out big spending budgets don't always guarantee promotion. That is a fact. The other point I was trying to make you and you failed to answer why do some on here always talk down the team before they even know who is coming in?
First i haven't talked anyone down. Secondly haven't a large wage budget means Jack if you are still only signing cast offs no one else wants. Rotherham will buy big and have a big wage budget. They will buy players other teams still want but can't afford to turn the money down. Money isn't the be all and end all but it helps and we have none. Also its looking like less than 6000 season tickets will be sold which will harm our budget further. If PP does better with his signings than he did with his loans last year we will have a chance to be up there but we will have to see.
[quote][p][bold]eebygum[/bold] wrote: As I pointed out big spending budgets don't always guarantee promotion. That is a fact. The other point I was trying to make you and you failed to answer why do some on here always talk down the team before they even know who is coming in?[/p][/quote]First i haven't talked anyone down. Secondly haven't a large wage budget means Jack if you are still only signing cast offs no one else wants. Rotherham will buy big and have a big wage budget. They will buy players other teams still want but can't afford to turn the money down. Money isn't the be all and end all but it helps and we have none. Also its looking like less than 6000 season tickets will be sold which will harm our budget further. If PP does better with his signings than he did with his loans last year we will have a chance to be up there but we will have to see. macca1969
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11:26am Fri 18 May 12

eebygum says...

macca1969 wrote:
eebygum wrote:
As I pointed out big spending budgets don't always guarantee promotion. That is a fact. The other point I was trying to make you and you failed to answer why do some on here always talk down the team before they even know who is coming in?
First i haven't talked anyone down. Secondly haven't a large wage budget means Jack if you are still only signing cast offs no one else wants. Rotherham will buy big and have a big wage budget. They will buy players other teams still want but can't afford to turn the money down. Money isn't the be all and end all but it helps and we have none. Also its looking like less than 6000 season tickets will be sold which will harm our budget further. If PP does better with his signings than he did with his loans last year we will have a chance to be up there but we will have to see.
I never said you personally had talked the team down. I will not get drawn into what constitutes big spending whether it be some one else's reject or other big spending.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eebygum[/bold] wrote: As I pointed out big spending budgets don't always guarantee promotion. That is a fact. The other point I was trying to make you and you failed to answer why do some on here always talk down the team before they even know who is coming in?[/p][/quote]First i haven't talked anyone down. Secondly haven't a large wage budget means Jack if you are still only signing cast offs no one else wants. Rotherham will buy big and have a big wage budget. They will buy players other teams still want but can't afford to turn the money down. Money isn't the be all and end all but it helps and we have none. Also its looking like less than 6000 season tickets will be sold which will harm our budget further. If PP does better with his signings than he did with his loans last year we will have a chance to be up there but we will have to see.[/p][/quote]I never said you personally had talked the team down. I will not get drawn into what constitutes big spending whether it be some one else's reject or other big spending. eebygum
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11:21am Sun 20 May 12

Waynus1971 says...

eebygum wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
eebygum wrote:
As I pointed out big spending budgets don't always guarantee promotion. That is a fact. The other point I was trying to make you and you failed to answer why do some on here always talk down the team before they even know who is coming in?
First i haven't talked anyone down. Secondly haven't a large wage budget means Jack if you are still only signing cast offs no one else wants. Rotherham will buy big and have a big wage budget. They will buy players other teams still want but can't afford to turn the money down. Money isn't the be all and end all but it helps and we have none. Also its looking like less than 6000 season tickets will be sold which will harm our budget further. If PP does better with his signings than he did with his loans last year we will have a chance to be up there but we will have to see.
I never said you personally had talked the team down. I will not get drawn into what constitutes big spending whether it be some one else's reject or other big spending.
If you aren't going to get in to "what constitutes big spending", I believe that is game, set and match to Macca.
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The fact is, I could go onto the PFA list of out of contract players and make a wish-list. If I then paid them big bucks, they would possibly sign for the club. Does that really mean I have "spent big", or haveI just paid over-the-odds on a rejected footballer? There is a massive difference.
[quote][p][bold]eebygum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eebygum[/bold] wrote: As I pointed out big spending budgets don't always guarantee promotion. That is a fact. The other point I was trying to make you and you failed to answer why do some on here always talk down the team before they even know who is coming in?[/p][/quote]First i haven't talked anyone down. Secondly haven't a large wage budget means Jack if you are still only signing cast offs no one else wants. Rotherham will buy big and have a big wage budget. They will buy players other teams still want but can't afford to turn the money down. Money isn't the be all and end all but it helps and we have none. Also its looking like less than 6000 season tickets will be sold which will harm our budget further. If PP does better with his signings than he did with his loans last year we will have a chance to be up there but we will have to see.[/p][/quote]I never said you personally had talked the team down. I will not get drawn into what constitutes big spending whether it be some one else's reject or other big spending.[/p][/quote]If you aren't going to get in to "what constitutes big spending", I believe that is game, set and match to Macca. . The fact is, I could go onto the PFA list of out of contract players and make a wish-list. If I then paid them big bucks, they would possibly sign for the club. Does that really mean I have "spent big", or haveI just paid over-the-odds on a rejected footballer? There is a massive difference. Waynus1971
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3:03pm Mon 21 May 12

eebygum says...

Waynus, Macca answered his own reply by saying we spent big in the premiership days we never paid big money for Carbonni or Stan Collymore yet in his words we spent big in those days both players came in on free transfers only wages were the bigger part of payments. So that makes it game set and match to me.
Waynus, Macca answered his own reply by saying we spent big in the premiership days we never paid big money for Carbonni or Stan Collymore yet in his words we spent big in those days both players came in on free transfers only wages were the bigger part of payments. So that makes it game set and match to me. eebygum
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