Leeds United should make Benik Afobe approach in January

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe has played in the Championship with Wolverhampton Wanderers and would be a good signing for Leeds United in the January transfer window.

Benik Afobe of AFC Bournemouth applauds the fans after the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton and Hove Albion at Vitality Stadium on September 15, 2017 in...

According to The Sun, Bournemouth are willing to sell Benik Afobe in the January transfer window.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that the Cherries value the striker at £12 million, and that West Bromwich Albion and Wolverhampton Wanderers are interested in him.

Ramiro Funes Mori of Everton (L) attempts to stop Benik Afobe of AFC Bournemouth (R) from getting through on goal during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at...

Although there seems to be competition for the services of the 24-year-old and the price is quite high, Leeds United should join the race and try their best to sign the striker in January, even if on a loan deal.

The former Arsenal prospect may have failed to do much of note in the Premier League, but the DR Congo international is a proven goalscorer at Championship level.

Afobe scored 22 goals and provided five assists in 43 Championship starts for Wolves, according to WhoScored.

Brad Guzan of Middlesbrough looks on as Benik Afobe of AFC Bournemouth attempts to score during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Middlesbrough at the Vitality Stadium...

The DR Congo international knows the Championship inside out, and his goalscoring record in the division suggests that he would be a stunning signing for Leeds in the January transfer window.

Signing Afobe would lessen the scoring burden on Pierre-Michel Lasogga and would also provide Leeds with another source for goals - and it could just get the Whites promoted to the Premier League.

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