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Benik Afobe: 'Failing to return to Wolves would have left me heartbroken'

Afobe: 'I had heart set on Wolves move'
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Benik Afobe says that he would have been left 'heartbroken' had he not managed to secure a loan move back to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Benik Afobe has revealed that he would have been left 'heartbroken' had he missed out on the opportunity to return to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

With just minutes left of the January transfer window, Afobe left Bournemouth to pen a loan deal with his former club, who he had represented for a year before leaving for the Cherries in January 2016.

At one stage, Afobe appeared destined to remain at the Vitality Stadium but the forward has said that he had been thinking about representing Wolves again for some time.

The 24-year-old told the Express & Star: "I watched the game when they beat Birmingham 1-0, I wasn't watching it thinking I'd be going back to Wolves, I was in the car – in the passenger seat – on my phone. It just goes to show how much I love the club. I was that sure of coming back I made a video of clips of me scoring Wolves goals to put on Instragam a week before deadline day.

"In my head, I know it's probably not good because you can never be sure and things change, but I was that confident of coming back. To nearly miss the deadline by 10 minutes was going to be heartbreaking. My mum and dad were saying to me 'things happen in life, you're still contracted at a Premier League club, you can work your way into the Bournemouth team'.

"But whatever they said to me I just said 'I want to go to Wolves'. I threw my toys out my pram basically. Quietly, at home. No one knew was I was going through but it was that stressful and draining."

Last Saturday, Afobe came off the bench as Wolves recorded a 3-0 win over Sheffield United.

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