Is Benik Afobe destined for the Premier League whether Wolves get promoted or not?

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Benik Afobe’s goals have taken Wolves to the brink of the play-off places and they will find it hard to hold onto their prized asset this summer.

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ win over play-off rivals Derby County last time out took them to within two points of the Championship play-off spots with just seven games to go.

It means Kenny Jackett’s men have a fantastic opportunity of a shot at back-to-back promotions, after securing the League One title last season.

Their season had appeared to go stale after five consecutive defeats back in November but the signing of Benik Afobe from Arsenal after a successful loan spell at MK Dons sparked a revival.

Afobe has fired eight goals in 14 games since he moved to Molineux which took his seasonal tally up to 27.

Only Harry Kane (29) of Tottenham Hotspur has scored more goals in all competitions than Afobe this season and he recently told the Birmingham Mail that he hopes to emulate Kane one day.

After Kane’s dramatic rise to stardom, the fear for Wolves is that their star striker will look to move to the Premier League as soon as possible, making a promotion push all the more important.

Afobe is a pacey, powerful striker who is extremely clinical in front of goal. The fact he tormented Manchester United earlier this year as MK Dons knocked them out of the FA Cup further proves his ability.

According to the Daily Star, Afobe has been attracting interest from West Brom and Crystal Palace which is not a good sign for Wolves as the summer transfer window does not open for a couple of months.

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