Jackett: No offers for Afobe
Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett has dismissed there has been interest in a January move for Benik Afobe.
The 22-year-old was a summer target for newly-promoted Norwich City, but Wolves rejected their £10 million as they were holding out for £14 million, which the Canaries never returned with.
Afobe has lost his spark this season, scoring just eight times in 22 appearances in all competitions, and Norwich have shown no signs of making a return for the player.
“There have been no offers or approaches from any clubs,” Jackett told Wolves’ official website.
“Until that happens, nothing happens. Should it build up like last time we’ll have to see. As it stands there’s nobody making any enquiries, it’s all quiet on that front.”
Afobe last started for Wolves against his former club MK Dons, three games ago, having been demoted to the bench. However, he could be recalled to face Leeds on Thursday evening, as they search for their first home win since early October.
Jackett has been impressed with the striker’s attitude, as Afobe has endured a frustrating period after doing so well for the club last season.
“No, we haven’t had any difference or conversations on Benik, other than making sure he scores goals and plays well. And he hasn’t thrown his toys out of the pram at all.” Jackett added.
“He’s been working hard, again trained hard and well, and scored goals in training which is good. We want him to really push now and get back.”