Wednesday 25 April 2018

Wolves reject Norwich bid for Benik Afobe

Benik Afobe only joined Wolves from Arsenal in January
Benik Afobe only joined Wolves from Arsenal in January

Wolves have rejected a third bid from Norwich for striker Benik Afobe.

The Sky Bet Championship club's position remains unchanged over Afobe's future and they have reiterated he is not for sale.

Norwich are searching for a new forward and had two previous bids rejected by Wolves but have continued their chase for the England Under-21 international.

A statement read: "Wolves can confirm that a third bid from Norwich City for Benik Afobe has been immediately rejected.

"The club's position, outlined on Wednesday, 19th August 2015, remains unchanged."

Wolves are determined to keep the 22-year-old who scored 32 goals last season after arriving from Arsenal for around £2million in January.

He netted 13 times for Wolves following his move from the Gunners after scoring 19 on loan at MK Dons in the first half of last season.

Afobe was left out of Tuesday's 2-1 Capital One Cup win over Barnet and afterwards boss Kenny Jackett insisted the forward was going nowhere before next week's transfer deadline.

He said: "There is an enormous amount of speculation but he won't be leaving. There are big things at stake and it is not just about one player.

"We are looking at the whole picture, the amount of time left in the window, the overall prices. There is so much to consider and everything points towards not letting anyone go."

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