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Wolves eyeing surprise switch for striker to fill void left by Afobe

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Barnet striker John Akinde is being linked with a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to the Crawley News.

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Akinde is amongst the top scorers in the fourth division of English football, with 10 goals in his 25 League Two appearances this season.

The South African has played for many Football League sides, including unsuccessful spells at Bristol City, Brentford, Bristol Rovers, Dagenham & Redbridge, Crawley Town and Portsmouth.

He dropped to the Conference Premier and Alfreton Town for the 2013-14 season, scoring 18 goals in 42 appearances and regenerating his career.

The 26-year old moved to Barnet in the same division, earnt them promotion and has lifted them to 17th in the table. He has scored 41 goals in 68 appearances at the London based side.

Wolves are in the market for a new striker to replace Benik Afobe, who moved to Bournemouth earlier this month. Akinde’s strength and goal-scoring record of recent would help Wolves propel themselves into the play off positions.

However Kenny Jackett needs to be wary – Akinde scored just 12 goals between 2008 & 2013. Whether he has permanently fixed this or is just riding the crest of his goal-scoring wave, his record of slipping into chronic drought will worry Wolves fans should Akinde put pen to paper.

According to the Crawley News, Barnet manager Martin Allen has denied there is any truth to these rumours.

Wolves fans, what do you think? Is Akinde the right man to replace Benik Afobe? Barnet fans, how much of a setback would his departure be? Let us know in the comments below!


18 year old Plymouth fan from Cornwall. Twitter: @ryanevans1906

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