Benik Afobe clarifies future on Twitter amid Aston Villa, Newcastle speculation

Benik Afobe

Benik Afobe says he has 'unfinished business' at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Benik Afobe has taken to Twitter to clarify his future at Molineux amid speculation surrounding his status.

Afobe, 22, left Arsenal - the club he had been attached to since the age of eight - for Wolves in January, and he made a stunning impact under Kenny Jackett.

With 13 goals in 21 games in the second half of last season, Afobe established himself as one of the most dangerous strikers in the Championship.

This term, Afobe has already struck two goals in five games, and his exploits in the second tier have now triggered interest in his signature.

The Express recently suggested that Aston Villa were hoping to sign Afobe from their West Midlands neighbours, whilst The Mirror also added that Newcastle United were interested in a deal for the striker too.

However, the transfer deadline passed without Afobe leaving Wolves, and the forward has now taken to Twitter and stated that whilst it was 'tempting' to make the move to the Premier League, he wants to continue with Wolves and achieve his goals.


Should Villa and Newcastle pursue Afobe in January?

Afobe should - even with partner in crime Nouha Dicko sidelined through injury - continue to find the back of the net on a regular basis for Wolves in run-up to the January transfer window.

Both Villa and Newcastle should be in the market for a new forward in January, and Afobe's combination of power and pace makes him a very interesting prospect for either side, so if he continues his impressive displays, Tim Sherwood and Steve McClaren should certainly push to sign him in January.

Afobe has the potential to be a star in the top flight, but Wolves will no doubt want a huge fee to even contemplate selling him - but unless Wolves win promotion to the Premier League this season, Afobe may well reconsider a step up to the top flight.

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