Bournemouth sign Wolves’ Benik Afobe

Date published: Sunday 10th January 2016 8:57

Benik Afobe

Bournemouth have announced the signing of striker Benik Afobe from Wolves on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

The 22-year-old former Arsenal man signs for an undisclosed fee having scored 10 goals for Wolves already this season.

Afobe is a proven scorer outside of the Premier League – netting 32 times for MK Dons last season – and now has his top-flight chance.

Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told his club’s official website: “We are absolutely delighted to secure the signature of another undoubted talent in Benik Afobe.

“It has been difficult to miss Benik’s outstanding progress as a player, firstly with MK Dons and then Wolves, where he has been a consistent threat in front of goal. His pedigree as an Arsenal Academy product must also not be underestimated.

“Thank you to Jez Moxey and Wolverhampton Wanderers, who have been a pleasure to deal with throughout negotiations. We look forward to seeing Benik in an AFC Bournemouth shirt soon.”

Bournemouth sit 16th in the Premier League table in spite of losing a host of attacking talent to season-long injuries.

Callum Wilson started the campaign with five goals before injury struck, while Max Gradel is also sidelined.

As a consequence, Afobe’s goals will be needed to secure survival.

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