Wolves in hunt for £12m-rated Premier League powerhouse - report
By Aramide Oladipo
Wolves are interested in signing Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe during the January transfer window, according to a report.
The Sun claims that the Cherries are looking to offload the 24-year-old when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year and the Championship side are keen to secure his signature.
The newspaper reports that Bournemouth are seeking to receive £12million for the powerhouse who has failed to assert his authority in the Premier League this season.
The report claims that Wolves will face stiff competition to land Afobe in January with Premier League side West Bromwich Albion also desperate to snap him up.
The striker himself is reportedly keen to stay in the English top-flight should he secure a move away from the Vitality Stadium.
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Afobe has only started two Premier League matches this season and he has failed to provide a single goal or assist in the process.
The DR Congo international enjoyed his best campaign for the Cherries in terms on numbers last season, contributing with six goals and three assists in all competitions.
Afobe has already demonstrated that he can deliver at Molineux, notching up 23 goals in 48 appearances during his year at the club.
The striker currently has three years remaining on his contract at Bournemouth.
Football Insider verdict
Although Wolves have enjoyed a wonderful start to the new campaign, securing Afobe’s signature would be the icing on the cake. The striker enjoyed a fine spell at the club two years ago and adding him to the squad to make the difference in the team securing promotion to the Premier League or missing out on the playoffs in the long-term. It might be tough to entice him to the club as the report mentions that he wants to keep plying his trade in the Premier League but with Wolves currently in second position in the Championship, they could assure him that they are on the right track to finally return to the top-flight for the first time since 2012.
In other Wolves news, the club are plotting an eight-figure January swoop for Euro giants attacker.