Wolverhampton Wanderers are enjoying an excellent start to the season and sit in second spot having accrued 23 points from 11 games.
Nuno Santo’s Portuguese revolution is well and truly underway ay Molineux, and his team are playing some sensational football.
Santo opted to bring in an array of European-based players in the summer transfer window, and they’re all proving to be shrewd acquisitions.
However, according to reports, Santo is eyeing a move for a former Wolves player in the form of AFC Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe.
Afobe was fantastic during his stint at Molineux, and fans of the Black Country side will surely welcome back the forward with open arms.
The writers here at Football League World have issued their verdicts on this transfer rumour…..
What a sensational signing this would be!
Wolves need Afobe, and the striker looks like he needs a move away from AFC Bournemouth.
Nuno’s squad is undoubtedly short of striking options after they failed to replace Nouha Dicko in the summer, and in January I am expecting them to spend big on a focal point.
Afobe would be the dream signing, and should Wolves land their man, they would surely be destined for the Premier League.
This would be insane.
He scored goals for fun in the previous setup, so just imagine what he’d be like with Diogo Jota, Helder Costa and Ruben Neves supplying him.
He has the touch, pace and movement that Wolves need from a frontman and it’s a no-brainer if possible. The only issue is whether he’d join.
The sporting director made disparaging remarks about Afobe when he left and there’s Premier League interest.
Wolves already have superb attacking talent but I think there’s room for someone as strong and powerful as Afobe.
He’s not getting minutes at Bournemouth but would be the ideal challenger to Leo Bonatini and that should ensure both strive to improve.
Wolves are real title challengers and Afobe would surely strengthen their charge to the Premier League.
This deal needs to happen.
Afobe is a quality striker, and his record during his first spell with Wolves was nothing short of sensational.
Struggling for minutes in the Premier League with Bournemouth due to the form of Josh King and Jermain Defoe, Wolves should consider a bid for the player, either on a permanent deal or on loan.
The Black Country side are desperate for a second striker to take the pressure away from Leo Bonatini, and Afobe is the perfect man for the role.