EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Wolverhampton Wanderers are in advanced talks to re-sign Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe in a sensational deal, Football Insider sources understand.
Afobe’s future at Bournemouth has been the subject of speculation this month and that has intensified recently after a reported bust-up with Cherries boss Eddie Howe.
A number of clubs have been credited with an interest in Afobe, but a well-placed source has told Football Insider that Wolves are on the verge of agreeing a loan deal with Bournemouth with an option to make the move permanent.
Afobe enjoyed a successful one-year spell with Wolves in 2015, scoring 22 goals in 46 Championship outings, before joined Bournemouth in 2016 January transfer window in a £10million deal.
The 24-year-old has failed to make the desired impact at Bournemouth and has found himself on the fringes of Howe’s first-team plans.
Afobe has made only five Premier League starts this season and is fourth-choice striker at the Vitality Stadium behind Callum Wilson, Jermain Defoe and Josh King.
Championship leaders Wolves have been searching for a new striker throughout this month’s transfer window and Nuno Espirito Santo sees Afobe as somone who will strengthen their attacking options and aid their push to secure promotion to the Premier League.