Wolves news: Wolves must not buy Afobe this summer

By support

5th May, 2018 | 8:44pm

Wolves must show greater ambition than reported £10m bid for faltering PL hitman


Wolverhampton Wanderers must show they are worthy of their place in the Premier League by improving their targets ahead of the club’s move into the Premier League next season.

The pathetic transfer that The Telegraph report to be on the cards is for that of striker Benik Afobe.

Quite frankly, with the money at the club’s disposal, he is a player nowhere near the quality the Molineux outfit want to be bringing in ahead of their return to the Premier League.

The Bournemouth loanee has been in decent form since joining the West Midlands outfit from the south coast club in January, scoring important goals when the club hit a tricky spell after the Christmas period, but the Championship is the 25-year-old’s level.

The Cherries clearly were not a fan of the Congo international which is why they allowed him the switch to Wolves in the first place, and in the 17 appearances Eddie Howe did give the forward, Afobe failed to register in the Premier League.

Compare that to the six goals in 16 the forward has in the Championship and it is clear the striker is out of his depth in the top flight.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side must hit the ground running in the top-flight but with the 25-year-old leading the line they will struggle to provide a real goal threat.

Wolves need signings that will strike fear into their opponents – such as the likes of Jack Wilshere and Ryan Bertrand – and finances should pose them no problems.

In other Wolves news, Wolves join Tottenham in hunt to sign £25m-rated PL player earning £80,000-a-week – report.

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