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Wolves sign Benik Afobe from Bournemouth on permanent deal

Benik Afobe

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have agreed a deal to sign DR Congo international Benik Afobe on a permanent basis, the club announced on Friday.

The Championship winners have triggered an option to buy Afobe after the end of his six-month loan deal from Bournemouth, which saw him help the club secure promotion to the top-flight. During his loan stint, the 25-year-old forward scored six goals in 16 appearances.

“Wolves have triggered options in the loan agreements of Willy Boly and Benik Afobe, which will see both make permanent moves to Molineux this summer,” the club statement read.

Afobe first joined Wolves in January 2015 and scored 23 goals before completing his move to Bournemouth a year later. He left to Wolves again on loan in January 2018 after lack of game time at Bournemouth.

He played a part in the Wolves’ title-winning campaign and helped the team secure promotion to the Premier League.

Afobe, who represented England at youth level since 2005, switched allegiance to DR Congo in March 2016. He made three appearances for the DR Congo national team, since making his debut against Congo in June 2017.

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