Danny Batth pleased Benik Afobe and Kevin McDonald stayed with Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Benik Afobe was reportedly a transfer target of Norwich City, while Kevin McDonald was linked with Fulham.

Danny Batth has praised Wolverhampton Wanderers for keeping Benik Afobe and Kevin McDonald at the club this summer, in an interview with Sky Sports

Afobe was linked with a move to Norwich City by BBC Sport in the last transfer window, while McDonald was said to be a target for Fulham by the Express and Star.

However, Wolves rejected all the bids that came their way for the pair, and Batth is glad that his teammates have stayed at Molineux.

"They're both good players, aren't they," he said. "We saw last season that they can often link up with some good play in games and they're strong players for us. They're key players for us to keep at the club and we're happy to have them."

Afobe is Wolves' main goal-threat, and it is no surprise that Premier League clubs have started tracking the striker, given his scoring record.

The former Arsenal man has netted 18 times in his first 31 league appearances for Wolves, and he looks to be one of the most dangerous strikers outside the top-flight.

McDonald, meanwhile, has developed a reputation as an excellent passer, and he performs a more unheralded function in the team.

The Scottish midfielder is tasked with setting the tempo for his side, but his future was heavily speculated on in the summer.

McDonald's contract was due to expire at the end of the season, but he has recently penned a new deal which will keep him with the Midlands side for the foreseeable future. 

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