Wolves sign Afobe from Bournemouth for £12.5m

Newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers have signed striker Benik Afobe in a £12.5 million deal from Bournemouth.

The 25-year-old failed to score in any of his 17 Premier League appearance for the Cherries last season and spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Wolves.

Afobe netted six goals in 16 Championship appearances for Wolves, helping Nuno’s side to the title and promotion to the Premier League.

The striker previously played for Wolves for two seasons from 2014 before moving to Bournemouth following their promotion to the Premier League.  However, he failed to set the league alight under Eddie Howe, leading to his transfer today.

Benik Afobe is a former Arsenal youngster who has always been highly-rated.  However, now in his mid-20s he has only had two seasons of scoring double figures, and has often struggled to hold down a regular place in the first team at a number of clubs.

Wolves are expected to be busy over the summer transfer window with super agent Jorge Mendes on their books expected to bring in some big names.  Last season the West Midlands club signed Portuguese international Ruben Neves from FC Porto.