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16th Apr, 2018 | 6:49pm

Confirmed: Premier League striker would 'love' to join Wolves in the summer

Wolves attacker Benik Afobe wants to stay on at the club ahead of his return to Bournemouth this summer when his loan move ends.

The Molineux club have an option to buy when his temporary switch expires and Nuno Espirito Santo must now decide whether or not to exercise that opportunity.

But according to Afobe’s teammate Matt Doherty, the 25-year-old wants the move to go ahead permanently.

As quoted in the Birmingham Mail, Doherty said:  “He would love to come permanently next summer.”

The Bournemouth forward has been a revelation since joining in January, scoring five goals in five starts.

And with Leo Bonatini struggling to find the back of the net, the loanee has been key to the club’s final push for promotion.

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Football Insider verdict:

Afobe could be someone the club can bring on from the bench in the Premier League and be an impact player but he does not have the quality to run the line in the top-flight and regularly find the back of the net. Afobe has already shown that he struggles at the highest level and in 17 outings for the Cherries this season, he has failed to register a single goal. That doesn’t bode well for the club’s chances in the Premier League and if they are going to stand any chance of surviving they must make additions to the position.

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