Aston Villa unlikely to sign Benik Afobe

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have insisted they will not sell Benik Afobe after he was linked with Aston Villa and Norwich.

​The club have issued a statement confirming that the former Arsenal striker will be staying at Molineux beyond the transfer window.

​"In response to some media speculation this morning, Benik Afobe was bought from Arsenal in January 2015, and other players arrived in the summer, to strengthen the team for the strongest possible challenge on promotion this season," ​said the club statement.


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"Therefore, neither Benik nor any of Wolves' first-team forward players, will be sold this season.

"Benik has developed into a player of key importance to Wolves and the club's plans for this campaign.

"Wolves have previously resisted the opportunity to sell other key first-team players in this and other recent transfer windows.

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"As far as the club is concerned there is no need for any further comments or speculation about this issue."


Benik Afobe joined west Midlands side from Arsenal in a three-and-a-half-year deal for a fee reported to be around £2million.

​The former Arsenal player who failed to make an appearance during his five seasons at the Emirates Stadium, finished last season as the joint-top scorer in the country with 32 goals.

The former England U-21 player has an impressive goal-scoring record with the English youth teams as he scored 23 goals in 38 appearance.

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