Wolves reject new Afobe bid

Date published: Monday 26th January 2015 7:33

Wolves reject new Afobe bid

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett revealed after his side’s 2-1 Capital One Cup success against Barnet that the club have rejected an improved bid from Norwich City for striker Benik Afobe.
Jackett is adamant that Afobe, who cost Wolves £2million from Arsenal in January, will not be sold before the transfer window closes next week.
Jackett, who left Afobe on the bench against Barnet, said: “They have made a bid and it has been turned down. Benik Afobe is a Wolves player and when the window shuts he will still be a Wolves player.
“There is an enormous amount of speculation but he won’t be leaving. There are big things at stake and it is not just about one player.
“We are looking at the whole picture, the amount of time left in the window, the overall prices. There is so much to consider and everything points towards not letting anyone go.”
Jackett’s side saw off battling Barnet thanks to a third-minute goal from 17-year-old debutant Bright Enobakhare and a 58th minute strike from 18-year-old on-loan Liverpool winger Sheyi Ojo who scored his first goal for the club.
But Wolves did not have it all their own way and Barnet set up a frantic finale when Bira Dembele reduced the arrears in the 76th minute.
Jackett added: “I felt that we played very good football and the only thing that I can criticise is our finishing because even by half-time we could have been out of sight.
“I thought out work ethic, spirit and attitude was good and they are as important as how well we moved the ball.
“It was a good performance but we do want clean sheets. We also do want a winning mentality and I was pleased with the players.”
Barnet boss Martin Allen was full of praise for the attitude of his players .
He said: “We obviously wanted to try and frustrate them in possession but when they score after three minutes it was difficult for our players.
“But they kept going and we expected as the game went on that there would gaps to open up and the gaps duly came.
“We went a little bit more direct and then we had a lot of play in the final third but we couldn’t manage to get the equaliser.”

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