According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Sheffield Wednesday will attempt to lure Benik Afobe to Hillsborough on an initial one month loan deal as they continue their search for permanent striker cover before the end of the transfer window.
The England under-19 international made his debut for Arsene Wenger’s first team on Sunday during the Emirates Cup match with New York Red Bulls before returning to Reserve team duty on Wednesday where he notched his first goal of the new campaign in a friendly with Woking.
While the Afobe did hint at his desire to challenge for a first team spot it now appears that a return to League One is on the cards; a division he knows well having spent seven months plying his trade for Huddersfield Town last term.
Gary Megson’s Sheffield Wednesday face Rochdale at Hillsborough tomorrow as they look for a quick start to the new season.
According to The Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Afobe has stressed that he is not going to join Sheffield Wednesday stating:
“I’m staying at Arsenal with the first team for now.
“I don’t know where these rumours have come from. There’s only one team in Yorkshire for me, and that’s Huddersfield.”