1. ITV Report

Bristol City sign striker but lose captain before the close of the transfer window deadline

Nahki Wells - the man Bristol City will fire them into the play-offs Credit: Bristol City

Bristol City believe they have landed the goal scorer who will fire them into the Championship play-offs this season and move the club closer to the Premier League.

The Robins' protracted search for a new striker has finally concluded with the £4million capture of Nahki Wells from Burnley on a three-and-a-half year deal.

But club captain and fan favourite Josh Brownhill has moved in the opposite direction for a reported £9 million.

The number of league goals Nahki Wells has scored in his career to date.
Wells' career has taken him from Bradford to Huddersfield, to Burnley and QPR Credit: PA

Nahki is a player with so much talent and he is a proven goalscorer at this level... and I think Nahki will help us in terms of that clinical edge which we have needed at times.

I’m really looking forward to working with him and I think he will be a great fit in our squad, as we set our sights on a strong finish with 18 matches left.

– Lee Johnson, Head Coach

Wells, 29, has been on loan at QPR for the last 18 months, for whom he scored 24 goals in 72 games.

By an odd twist of fate the Bermudian is now set to make his debut for the Robins against his former club on Saturday (February 1).

Bristol City quickly created a video celebrating the arrival of their new centre forward at Ashton Gate.

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Josh Bronwhill's departure represents good business by the hierarchy at Ashton Gate but supporters will be disappointed to see the captain move on.

Brownhill made 160 appearances and scored 17 goals for the Robins and was regarded as one of the best midfielders in the Championship.

The 24-year-old midfielder has put pen to paper at Turf Moor after three-and-a-half years at City.

Josh Brownhill has moved to Burnley for £9million Credit: PA

You've made me the person and player I have become today for which I will forever be grateful.

– Josh Brownhill

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Josh goes with our blessing. He is at an exciting point in his career and we recognise both his ambition and the value that we will receive for Josh that can be invested in Bristol City.

– Mark Ashton, Chief Executive
Josh Brownhill made 160 appearances for City and scored 17 goals Credit: PA