Wolves official suggests Benik Afobe could be sold in January

Benik Afobe

Could Wolverhampton Wanderers lose Benik Afobe in the January transfer window?

Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive Jez Moxey has suggested to The Express & Star that the club may need to sell Benik Afobe in the summer transfer window.

“We thought it was the best thing for the team at the time (in the summer) to refuse to sell Benik but we didn’t seem to get much credit for having done so, likewise with refusing to sell (Bakary) Sako last January when we could have,” said Moxey.

“Now, given the position of the club being up for sale, everything has to be up for debate and renewal. We’ll have to think about it very carefully.”

Afobe joined Wolves from Premier League giants Arsenal in January 2015 and has established himself as one of the best strikers in the Championship.

The 22-year-old scored 13 goals and created 19 chances in 21 Championship games last season.

So far this campaign, the English youngster has scored seven goals and created 14 chances in 18 league matches.

Losing Afobe in the January transfer window would be a blow big for Wolves, who are aiming to finish in the top six of the Championship this season.

It is imperative for Kenny Jackett’s side success this campaign that the former Arsenal prospect is not sold in January.

Wolves are 15th in the Championship table at the moment with 21 points from 18 matches, six points above the relegation zone and seven points behind sixth-place Birmingham City.

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