Wolverhampton Wanderers correspondent for the Express & Star Tim Spiers have revealed that Wolves have made a last-gasp bid to bring former top scorer Benik Afobe back to Molineux. Although the 11pm deadline has passed, the AFC Bournemouth striker could still be returning to the Sky Bet Championship leaders.

If the two clubs engaged in respective paperwork prior to the 11pm deadline, then there is an additional two-hour window to get the move across the line. Therefore, it might be a late night for all Wolverhampton Wanderers supporters, all no doubt desperate to see the former Arsenal youngster return to the club. Afobe was a real fans’ favourite during his time at Wolves.

The 24-year-old has made 23 appearances for the Cherries this season. He wasn’t included in Eddie Howe’s squad for their remarkable 3-0 away victory over Chelsea in the Premier League. Afobe has netted just once for the club this season, that coming in the EFL Cup win over Championship side Middlesbrough back in October.

In a Wolves jersey, Afobe has a goal return at roughly one every two games, which is an excellent return for any striker at any level in football. He has had several loan spells in his career, including the likes of Huddersfield Town, Reading and Sheffield Wednesday. After leaving Arsenal, Wolves was his second permanent home after switching in 2015, and never looked back. A £10million move to AFC Bournemouth followed, but could he soon return? Time will tell on that front, but he’d be most welcome back at Molineux!

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