Should Tottenham move for ex-Gunners forward Benik Afobe?

Benik Afobe

The Wolverhampton Wanderers star has been in sensational form after arriving from Arsenal in January.

As the list of top quality strikers available this summer continues to look short, Tottenham must surely be looking at left field options for improving their desperately thin strike force.

But could former Arsenal youth striker, and current Wolverhampton Wanderers goal machine Benik Afobe be a solution as backup to Harry Kane?

At just 22, and having scored 3 times this season for Wolves and an impressive 32 times in 51 games last time round, it is hard to say Afobe wouldn't be worth a punt.

And even though the Molineux club have made it clear on their website that they are against selling their prize asset, Spurs could certainly recruit the player for less than their other attacking options would cost, considering Wolves only signed Afobe for around £2 million according to Sky Sports. Norwich, Newcastle United and Aston Villa are already tracking the England Under-21 attacker say the Chronicle.

With a move for Saido Berahino only getting more and more complicated, after the 22-year-old handed in a transfer request at the Baggies, only to see it instantly rejected according to the club's official site.

Unless that avenue suddenly opens up and becomes a lot clearer, Tottenham need to be drawing up a list of alternatives for them to look at, and considering the Londoners desire to pursue  young, promising talent, the Wolves star would be an excellent option.

What's more, it would be a gigantic slap in the face to Arsenal to see a player they surprisingly sold in January this year despite being in the middle of a prolific scoring run, join their bitter rivals and contribute goals there. Crazily, Afobe never even made a first team appearance for Arsene Wenger's side.

The striker is close friends with Jack Wilshere, so if Spurs were to bring him to White Hart Lane they would have to convince the former Gunner to disappoint the likes of the England midfielder.

Gunners supporters have surely looked enviously at Tottenham's homegrown star Kane as he blitzed through the Premier League last season, and Afobe certainly has the potential to take his lower league form up another level. They would kick themselves if the Wolves man makes an impression in the top flight with any team, but especially Spurs.

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