Wolves officially wrap up international forward signing - report
Wolves have completed the signing of Benik Afobe from Bournemouth, according to a report.
Italian news outlet Tuttomercatoweb claims that a clause in Afobe’s deal at Molineux was automatically triggered after the West Midlands club’s promotion from the Championship was confirmed.
It is understood that the deal is ‘official’, however there is yet to be any word come from either Wolves or Premier League side Bournemouth.
Afobe re-joined Wolves on loan in the January transfer window and has since scored six goals in 15 appearances for the club.
The DR Congo international became a favourite among the clubs’ fans when he joined from Arsenal in 2015 for £2million.
Bournemouth signed him a year later for £10million, but he has since scored just 11 goals in 70 appearances for the south coast club.
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Football Insider verdict
It’s very strange to see an Italian news outlet announcing an ‘official’ deal between two English clubs when there has not been any mention of this in the English media, let alone the two clubs involved. Afobe has not really proven himself in the Premier League and it’s odd that Wolves want to sign him given the chance that they could go all out in the summer to get in a big name. Afobe scores on average once every six games in England’s top-flight – a figure that will not get Wolves fans too excited. His form at Molineux in his second spell has not been as good as his first, which is quite bad considering how much the squad has improved since then.