Report: Wolverhampton Wanderers to pull plug on permanent Benik Afobe transfer

Nuno Espirito Santo, the Wolves manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Wolverhampton at The Den on December 26, 2017 in London, England.

Afobe has scored six goals in 15 games since his return to Wolverhampton Wanderers from Bournemouth in January.

Nuno Espirito Santo manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers with Benik Afobe of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City...

Wolverhampton Wanderers are 'pulling the plug' on a proposed £8 million permanent move for Bournemouth's Benik Afobe, according to the Daily Mirror (May 6th, page 66).

Afobe has scored six goals in 15 games since his return to Wolves on loan in January, helping his temporary employers to the Championship title.

The Daily Mirror reported on Thursday that an £11.5 million fee has already been agreed for the striker's transfer, but added that he was yet to learn whether or not Wolves intend to press ahead with a deal, which he was keen to see happen.

And according to the same publication, Molineux boss Nuno Espirito Santo and his recruitment team are uncertain that Afobe will 'provide sufficient firepower' in the Premier League.

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...

Afobe has only scored 10 goals in 63 top flight appearances for Bournemouth - who paid Wolves a reported £12 million for him in January 2016 - although many of his outings have arrived from the substitutes' bench.

Is the Bournemouth striker good enough for Premier League Wolves?

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