VIL­LANS IN FOR AFOBE Wolves face fight to keep striker

WOLVES’ re­solve to hang on to star striker Benik Afobe could be tested to the full by As­ton Villa man­ager Tim Sher­wood.

The Football League Paper - - FRONT PAGE - By Neil Fissler

The Vil­lans, who sold Chris­tian Ben­teke to Liver­pool for £32m last month, have looked shot-shy in their open­ing two Premier League games, net­ting just one goal.

And that means they are eye­ing £10m-rated Afobe, who has al­ready scored in his open­ing two matches this sea­son.The 22-yearold joined Wolves from Ar­se­nal for £2m in Jan­uary and was the joint lead­ing scorer in the coun­try last sea­son with 32 goals.

West Ham have also been keep­ing tabs on the Ley­ton-born striker, who had a highly suc­cess­ful loan spell with MK Dons last year be­fore his Wolves move.

Wolves, who host Hull to­day, will fight tooth and nail to hang on to the Eng­land U21 in­ter­na­tional.

Man­ager Kenny Jack­ett said: “Mov­ing on our best play­ers isn’t some­thing we’re think­ing about.”

IN DE­MAND: Benik Afobe

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