Kenny Jackett plays down Benik Afobe’s potential Wolves exit amid West Brom interest

Afobe has been linked with West Brom, but Jackett is sure he will stay at Wolves.

The prolific forward has been a revelation in the Football League this season, and Kenny Jackett has told the Birmingham Mail that Afobe has found a home at Molineux.

“He’s just recently signed and only been in since the last window,” Jackett said. “After quite a number of loans, he feels like he’s got a home, a regular starting place and that this is his club.

“It’s given him a great platform and somewhere for him to feel at home after quite a number of loans and probably feeling he wasn’t going to get a chance at Arsenal.”

These comments come after Afobe had been linked with a summer move to West Brom, as per the Daily Mail, despite the fact he only arrived at Wolves in the January transfer window.

Having spent the first half of the season on loan from Arsenal with League One MK Dons - scoring 19 goals - the 22-year-old moved permanently to Wolves in January, and scored a further 13 goals in 21 games as the Midlands club just missed out on a play-off place.

He is the top scorer in English football this term - although Harry Kane can still move ahead of him with three games left - and it is no surprise that a Premier League club want him.

However, a move would always be unlikely considering his recent arrival at Molineux, and Jackett’s quotes suggest that Afobe is in no rush to force a move away as he now feels at home after a youth career spent on loan.

These comments will disappoint West Brom fans, who thought they may have had a chance to sign one of the best striking prospects in England this summer.

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