Afobe completes Wolves move

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The England U21 striker has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee for his transfer.

Afobe, who scored 19 goals while on loan at League One MK Dons this season, leaves Arsenal without making a first-team appearance.

But the academy graduate has regularly represented England at youth and U21 level and has Championship experience from previous loan spells at Reading, Bolton, Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday.

Kenny Jackett was the Millwall manager who signed Afobe, and the Wolves boss told Sky Sports News HQ this week he has no doubt the 21-year-old will be a success at Molineux.

“At 21 we feel now he’s ready to have a permanent home,” Jackett said. “He’s had several loans, and bringing him here, working with him, making sure he feels at home is going to be a big thing for Benik. I think he’ll repay us very well.”

Speaking after the deal was completed, Wolves’ head of football development Kevin Thelwell told the club website: “Having now met Benik he seems like a really outstanding young man and is the right sort of person for us. And of course also the right player, who I think is going to fit very well into our system.

“He is very pacey and powerful, good technically, and has an outstanding goalscoring record. He is young and fits the sort of profile we are going for and we are really excited about him signing.”

Afobe completes Wolves move

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The England U21 striker has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee for his transfer.

Afobe, who scored 19 goals while on loan at League One MK Dons this season, leaves Arsenal without making a first-team appearance.

But the academy graduate has regularly represented England at youth and U21 level and has Championship experience from previous loan spells at Reading, Bolton, Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday.

Kenny Jackett was the Millwall manager who signed Afobe, and the Wolves boss told Sky Sports News HQ this week he has no doubt the 21-year-old will be a success at Molineux.

“At 21 we feel now he’s ready to have a permanent home,” Jackett said. “He’s had several loans, and bringing him here, working with him, making sure he feels at home is going to be a big thing for Benik. I think he’ll repay us very well.”

Speaking after the deal was completed, Wolves’ head of football development Kevin Thelwell told the club website: “Having now met Benik he seems like a really outstanding young man and is the right sort of person for us. And of course also the right player, who I think is going to fit very well into our system.

“He is very pacey and powerful, good technically, and has an outstanding goalscoring record. He is young and fits the sort of profile we are going for and we are really excited about him signing.”