Wolverhampton Wanderers are the joint-favourites to bring Benik Afobe back to Molineux - the striker is a favourite amongst Wolves supporters, with 48 appearances and 23 goals for the club. Afobe left Wolves for Bournemouth back in January of 2016 for around £10m and has done a solid job for the Cherries it’s expected he will be a man in-demand in the last week of the transfer window.
Wolves are looking good for automatic promotion this season, so Afobe moving down to the Championship looks to be a temporary drop down for more consistent playing time. Odds of 6/1 (7.00) are currently on-offer, with the price suggesting a transfer is not immediately forthcoming and may be one that gains traction in the last days of the January.
The same applies to Crystal Palace who are also at 6/1 (7.00) with the Midlands club and in some ways would be the more attractive option, at least this season. Palace are seeking a new striker and Afobe just may get his wish of regular gametime - better yet in the Premier League under the former England boss Roy Hodgson. If it is indeed these two clubs who are the favorites then Afobe will have to choose between a club he has a proven track record at or moving back to London to help the Eagles sore away from the threat of relegation. Bournemouth though may not be so keen on selling to a direct league rival in Crystal Palace.
Swansea City are backed next at 10/1 (11.0) and if the Welsh club are actually interested after being linked with the likes of Kevin Gameiro then there’s no doubt Afobe would slot right in amongst other target men to have pulled on the Swans shirt e.g. Bony, Llorente and Gomis.
Former-club Huddersfield Town are also in this market at 10/1 (11.0), but with already having spent over £12m on Alex Pritchard in this window it remains to be seen whether David Wagner’s side have much more in the kitty to spend.
Rivals Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion are both given the same odds of 12/1 (13.0) to sign Benik Afobe next. Both clubs would represent different challenges this season to the 24-year old striker, and a move to either could be on the cards should frontrunners like Wolves or Palace fall out of the reckoning. Villa are pushing for automatic promotion this season, while WBA are another in danger of relegation but are a club that lack a consistent goal scorer - so the opportunity to become a fan favourite at the Baggies could be tempting.
Championship rivals Norwich City and Cardiff City are also at 12/1 (13.0) but are seemingly just making up the ‘rest’ in this market - however the Canaries do have transfer funds available after the big money sale of Alex Pritchard.
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