Prolific Championship striker starts following Leeds on Twitter, then explains mix-up
By Tom Blackburn
Huddersfield striker Nahki Wells has denied any deal is in place with Leeds after he started following them on Twitter.
The 24-year-old Bermudian began following the Yorkshire club’s official Twitter account on Tuesday, which sparked speculation that he might be making a big-money move to Elland Road.
However, the former Bradford star then posted on his Twitter account saying it had been a mistake and that he had never meant to follow Leeds.
The initial follow on Twitter may understandably have caused panic among Huddersfield fans, as the striker has been linked with a move this summer.
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Bermuda international Wells has been at Huddersfield since joining from Bradford in 2013 and has been a big success, scoring 40 goals in 110 matches in all competitions.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claimed in August that Newcastle were interested and would have to pay £8million for the 26-year-old would.
He has also been linked with a move to Aston Villa, after their owner Tony Xia claimed on last Sunday that they were working on a deal for a “world-class striker”.
We're working very hard 2have a world class 9#striker. Very close to the new full back. Hope both will happen next week! Enjoy weekend!#UTV
— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) August 21, 2016
However, after a long silence they have completed the signing of Jonathan Kodjia on a four-year deal.
Villa announced the signing of the 26-year-old forward from Bristol City on their website on Tuesday afternoon.
In other Leeds transfer news, they submit bid a for an ex-West Ham midfielder and are issued a response.