Wolves release statement concerning potential sale of Benik Afobe

Wolves striker Afobe has been linked with Norwich, Aston Villa and West Ham.

Afobe has been linked with making a switch to the Premier League, but Wolves have released a statement on their official website claiming that the striker will not be sold.

It reads: “In response to some media speculation this morning, Benik Afobe was bought from Arsenal in January 2015, and other players arrived in the summer, to strengthen the team for the strongest possible challenge on promotion this season. Therefore, neither Benik nor any of Wolves’ first team forward players, will be sold this season.”

The media speculation referred to has come earlier this week, with claims suggesting Afobe is a target for three Premier League sides.

The Express and Star indicated that Aston Villa and West Ham were looking to sign the prolific striker, whilst the Sun claimed that Norwich City were also hopeful of moving for him.

However, Wolves have made it clear they will rebuff any approaches for Afobe, as Kenny Jackett looks to get his team back in the Premier League after a few years away.

Afober, 22, only signed for the Midlands club in January, bringing him in from Arsenal on a permanent transfer following an impressive loan spell with MK Dons in League One.

He netted 19 goals in 30 games for the Dons, before switch to Molineux, and scoring a further 13 times in 21 games.

The England Under-21 international has continued this form this season, scoring twice in just three appearances at the beginning of the campaign.

It is no surprise that a number of Premier League sides are showing an interest in the naturally prolific goalscorer, but with Wolves looking to get back to the top flight, they are doing all they can to keep ahold of their star player.

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