Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe yet to decide international future

AFC Bournemouth Benik Afobe

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Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe has admitted that he is seriously thinking about representing DR Congo rather than England at international level.

Afobe qualifies to play for Congo through his parents but he also has to think about a possible England place.

The 23-year-old has represented England at various youth levels for the last 11 years after being selected to captain the Under-12s side. He has also represented the Three Lions at U16, U17, U19 and U21 level but the former Wolves man is considering his options.

With plenty of competition for places, Afobe is planning to sit down with his family and agent in the next few weeks before announcing his decision in the near future.

He told Sky Sports: “We’ll see in the next international break what will happen, but I know they are interested in me, and it’s something my family, my agent and myself are going to have to sit down and talk about.

“Of course [it’s a big decision to make] because you know once you’ve played the international game that isn’t a friendly, that’s you done, you get to choose once and you have to live with it.

“But hopefully I will choose well with my family and I won’t regret anything.”

Afobe has scored three goals in his first six appearances for Bournemouth since he moved from Wolves in the January transfer window.

The Cherries are now priced at 9.00 to be relegated after moving up to 15th in the league table, four points above the bottom three.

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