Wolves forward Benik Afobe discusses transfer speculation, following Newcastle, Aston Villa interest

Benik Afobe

Benik Afobe was wanted by Aston Villa and Newcastle, but he remained with Wolves.

Speaking to the Express and Star, Benik Afobe has discussed the transfer speculation that followed him around over the summer, when he was linked with a move to the Premier League.

Afobe said: “It’s been a difficult few weeks. I've tried to keep out of it, I've let my dad, my agent, sort it all out. It's the first time it's ever happened to me in my career. You put Sky Sports on and see yourself on breaking news. Now it's all over I'm happy I'm still here and I've got unfinished business with Wolves.”

Over the summer, Afobe was expected to make the step up to the Premier League, but he remained with Wolves when transfer deadline day passed.

He was linked with two Premier League sides in particular, with the Express claiming Aston Villa wanted the prolific striker, whilst the Mirror claimed that Newcastle United were keen on a deal for the 22-year-old.

Having enjoyed a fantastic start to his career in the Championship, with 17 goals in 28 games for the Midlands side, it would come as no surprise to see Afobe in the Premier League soon.

However, he does not sound annoyed to have stayed with Wolves, and his desire to complete ‘unfinished business’ with Kenny Jackett’s men makes it sound as if he wants to play in the top flight with his current side.

If Afobe fires Wolves to the Premier League, he will get his wish of playing in the top division, whilst the club will have an even greater chance of holding onto their key man due to their status in the elite of English football.

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