Norwich City have had a £10million bid for Benik Afobe rejected by Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are holding out for £14million for the player.
The 22-year-old failed to force his way into Arsene Wenger’s plans at Arsenal having joined their youth system in 2001, and he had six separate spells away from the club as he continued his development. The last of these, at MK Dons, came in the first half of last season when 10 goals in 22 appearances persuaded Wolves to sign him on a permanent basis for £2million.
Afobe went on to enjoy an impressive second half of the campaign for the Molineux club, with 13 goals in 21 Championship appearances, and he has started this season well with three already. This has prompted interest from Norwich, who are thought to have now made three approaches for the striker all of which, including a £10million offer, have been rejected.
It is believed that Wolves want £14million for the former England Under-21 international, which would represent a huge profit in just eight months. Yet when the interest from the Canaries first came to light, the Championship club released a statement saying that “neither Benik nor any of Wolves’ first-team forward players will be sold this season.”