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​Bournemouth signing Afobe hits back at Wolves criticism

Striker Benik Afobe is hurt by claims from Championship Wolves that he was not trying during his final five months at the club before his £9m move to Bournemouth.

Speaking to fans on Wednesday, Wolves head of football development and recruitment Kevin Thelwell said: "Benik was no longer trying to play for us.

"That was undermining everything we were trying to achieve."

But the 22 year old responded on Twitter: "I wasn't going to comment but this is too shocking and very hurtful."

"I did my best," added Afobe, who turns 23 on Friday. "It was hard for us all. I asked to leave but only because I wanted to play in the Premier League, but I never told my team-mates or disrupted the changing room."

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey told BBC WM: "He insisted on moving. We were forced into doing a deal that we didn't want to do.

"We had said publicly that Benik would not be sold this season. It was a statement of intent and the owner [Steve Morgan] backed us completely."

Ian Ferris
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