july 14, 2012 • 05:51 PM

Promising Afobe could be loaned to Birmingham

Benik Afobe of England in action during the UEFA European U19 Championship Elite Qualifying Round match between England and Switzerland at Deepdale on May 30, 2012 in Preston, England.
Foto: Getty Images

According to the Daily Mail, one of Arsenal's most promising young players, Benik Afobe, may be loaned to Birmingham.

The 19-year-old striker is currently on his way back from Estonia, where he represesnted England's U-19 side at the European Championships.

Afobe was expected to break into the first-team lineup last year, but a serious knee injury sustained last summer put a hold on those plans.

Afobe scored eight goals in 32 matches under current Birmingham coach Lee Clark two years ago.