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Afobe tells all
Benik Afobe’s second Wolverhampton Wanderers exit is still bewildering to think about.
The striker helped Wolves win promotion to the Premier League whilst on loan from Bournemouth and sealed a permanent transfer, only to be sold 11 days later.
“What!? Have you got the right player?” was Afobe’s immediate reaction when he received the news that Wolves were looking to offload him.
Wolves paid £10million to sign Afobe from Bournemouth in 2018 and made a quickfire £2million profit when they sent him up the road to Stoke.
The 28-year-old, who is currently on loan at Turkish club Trabzonspor after an unsuccessful spell in the Potteries, has now revealed all about the bizarre events which led to the swiftest transfer exit most of us can remember.
“I was on loan to Wolves from Bournemouth and everyone thought I had to play a certain amount of games for Wolves to sign me, but it wasn’t like that,” Afobe told The Beautiful Game podcast.

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“Obviously they were top of the league so it was hard to break into the team, but I started seven and got six goals, so I did well.
“When the season finished I got a phone call saying, ‘Wolves want to sign you’. Obviously they’re in the Prem, I love Wolves and enjoyed my time there the first time and the second time with Nuno.
“So I’ve signed the contract and then a couple of days later I’m getting a message saying, ‘I think Nuno wants to sell you’. I was like, ‘What!? Have you got the right player?’
“They went, ‘He’s bringing in (Raul) Jimenez’. At the time Jimenez wasn’t really a bad boy like he is now. ‘He’s saying that you’re not going to play next season’.
“So I said, ‘What if I’m training really well, I’m on it and one of the best players in training, I still won’t play?’ He said, ‘No, you’re not going to play at all. You’re going to be with the under-23s.’
Wolves fans receive boost
Boris Johnson has confirmed that football supporters can return from May 17th at the earliest.
As a result, fans could return for the final day of the Premier League season on May 23.
Johnson confirmed fans will be allowed back in stadiums from May 17, provisionally, which would allow up to 10,000 supporters or 25 per cent of capacity, whichever is the smaller, back inside grounds.
The Prime Minister made a statement to Parliament at 3:30pm and will host a televised press conference at 7pm, explaining his plans to ease restrictions on the country.
The first priority for the government is to reopen schools, which could come into effect as early as March 8. From a sporting perspective, outdoor organised sports for adults, such as football, golf and tennis, is expected to be permitted from March 29.
As a result, football fans remain eager to know when they could return to their beloved stadiums, after almost a whole year since their last visit.
Johnson announced last November that supporters would be permitted to return to stadiums as part of a ‘Covid Winter Plan’.
Areas in Tier 1 and Tier 2 were allowed 4000 and 2000 supporters at home games, respectively, though that soon changed as the country entered Tier 3 restrictions before the latest national lockdown was imposed just after Christmas.
With England set to host several matches during this summer’s European Championships, the FA Cup and Carabao Cup will reportedly be played in front of spectators at Wembley Stadium as ‘test events’ ahead of this summer’s European Championships, according to The Times.
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Benik Afobe’s second Wolverhampton Wanderers exit is still bewildering to think about. The striker helped Wolves win promotion to the Premier League whilst on loan from Bournemouth and sealed a permanent transfer, only to be sold 11 days later.

Benik Afobe said: “What!? Have you got the right player?” 

Wolves paid £10million to sign Afobe from Bournemouth in 2018 and made a quickfire £2million profit when they sent him up the road to Stoke. The 28-year-old, who is currently on loan at Turkish club Trabzonspor after an unsuccessful spell in the Potteries, has now revealed all about the bizarre events which led to the swiftest transfer exit most of us can remember.

Benik Afobe said: “I was on loan to Wolves from Bournemouth and everyone thought I had to play a certain amount of games for Wolves to sign me, but it wasn’t like that Obviously they were top of the league so it was hard to break into the team, but I started seven and got six goals, so I did well. When the season finished I got a phone call saying, ‘Wolves want to sign you’. Obviously, they’re in the Prem, I love Wolves and enjoyed my time there the first time and the second time with Nuno. So I’ve signed the contract and then a couple of days later I’m getting a message saying, ‘I think Nuno wants to sell you’. I was like, ‘What!? Have you got the right player?’ They went, ‘He’s bringing in (Raul) Jimenez’. At the time Jimenez wasn’t really a bad boy like he is now. ‘He’s saying that you’re not going to play next season’. So I said, ‘What if I’m training really well, I’m on it and one of the best players in training, I still won’t play?’ He said, ‘No, you’re not going to play at all. You’re going to be with the under-23s.’

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