Villa ready to sign ex-Arsenal star Benik Afobe

Aston Villa are eyeing up a move for Benik Afobe (Image: Getty)Aston Villa are lining up a shock transfer move for former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe.Afobe, who’s a solution of Arsenal’s youth system, signed for Wolves last year after spending various spells on loan while at the Gunners.The powerful striker impressed a host of clubs last season, scoring 13 Championship goals in 21 games, and Aston Villa are said to be in the driving seat to secure his signature.Tim Sherwood is keen to strengthen his attacking options before the end of the summer transfer window and, according to the Express, Afobe has been identified as a prime target.Wolves manager Kenny Jackett is keen to keep hold of the England U-21 star, who still has three years left on his current contract, but the Championship club would struggled to reject an attractive offer.