Wolves are paying Bournemouth just £1million for the loan of Benik Afobe and there is no clause forcing the club to make the deal permanent come summer, according to a journalist.
Tim Nash, who was the Wolves correspondent for the Express and Star becoming a freelance reporter, has stated on his personal Twitter account that the Championship table toppers have snapped up a bargain deal for their former star, as there was said to be a £5million asking price.
The Afobe deal looks a good one for @Wolves – £1m loan fee as opposed to £5m and no commitment to buy. Gives them something they haven't got in his ability to get in behind defenders.
— Tim Nash (@TimNash_1) February 1, 2018
Wolves confirmed the capture via both their official website and Twitter account, returning to Molineux after he scored 23 goals in 43 games before leaving for the Cherries back in 2016 in what was an exciting deadline day swoop for the fans.
— Wolves (@Wolves) February 1, 2018
His fortunes with the south coast side were less favourable, managing just 11 goals in his 70 outings with Bournemouth, and he failed to find the net despite turning out 22 times this season.
Football Insider verdict
After the first half of the season, Wolves really did not need to worry too much about where their goals were going to come from in the second, as it looks as though they have wrapped up promotion to the Premier League. Still, they have brought back something of a cult hero to Molineux and the supporters will be hoping to see the same sort of goal scoring form he showed in his last spell at the club. While it is a bargain deal, there should be questions asked over whether the deal is really necessary, and whether it is benefiting Bournemouth more than Wolves, who are unlikely to make it a permanent move on a return to the top flight considering his woeful record with the Cherries.