Report: Newcastle preparing another move for Benik Afobe, McClaren remains keen

Benik Afobe

Newcastle are reportedly lining up a January move for Benik Afobe.

According to the Daily Mirror, Newcastle United are preparing a January move to sign Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Benik Afobe.

The Magpies added two strikers in January, with Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ivan Toney arriving from Anderlecht and Northampton Town respectively.

Mitrovic opened his account for Newcastle with a goal against Manchester City on Saturday, but youngster Toney is considered as one for the future - meaning manager Steve McClaren must bring in another striker during the January transfer window.

Many fans want QPR's Charlie Austin, but it appears that McClaren has his eyes on another Championship striker - Wolves star Benik Afobe.

The former Arsenal star has smashed 19 goals in just 33 games for Wolves since joining the club in January, and The Mirror report that after a failed move to sign him in the summer, Newcastle are preparing another move for the hitman in the New Year.

With pace, power and clinical finishing, Afobe would be the perfect foil for Mitrovic in the Newcastle attack - though convincing Wolves to sell their prized possession could be a tricky task.

The Mirror state that Wolves have slapped a £14m asking price on Afobe's head, meaning Newcastle would have to dig deep into their transfer budget in order to lure Afobe to St. James' Park in January.

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