On-loan striker Benik Afobe is set to make his deal permanent with Wolverhampton Wanderers if the Championship leaders do what looks likely and seal their return to the Premier League, according to a report.
The Mirror claim that Wolves will activate the clause in the loan deal that would enable them to sign him on a permanent deal in the summer when they return to the top flight.
Football Insider exclusively revealed that Wolves were in advanced talks to re-sign Afobe on January 29, after a supposed bust-up with manager Eddie Howe.
The former Arsenal striker joined Wolves in January 2015 for around £2.3million and the striker had a good year before moving to Bournemouth for almost £12million.
Afobe made 48 appearances in his first stint at the club, scoring an impressive 23 goals, before moving to Bournemouth where he scored 11 goals in 70 appearances.
It is said that Afobe is aware he will have to force himself into a squad that is currently flying high at the top of the Championship – so far the 24-year-old has made just a 13 minute cameo for Nuno Espirito Santo.
Football Insider verdict:
Afobe was drafted in to give Nuno extra attacking options as he looks to seal promotion back to the Premier League. It’s up to Afobe to take each small chance he’s given and prove that he’s worthy of another run in the Premier League. Fans were very happy to see him back and Afobe enjoyed his last run in a Wolves shirt. However, he’s got a lot to prove after his failure with Bournemouth and will need to impress to secure a permanent move, which is something he would love.
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