Stoke City sign Benik Afobe from Wolverhampton Wanderers

Few weeks after completing a permanent switch to the EPL-bound Wolves, the 25-year-old has opted to drop a division down to join Gary Rowett's side

Stoke City have completed the signing of Benik Afobe in a surprise loan move from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Afobe only rejoined Wolves permanently at the start of the month after spending half of the 2017-18 on loan from Bournemouth to help the Molineux Stadium outfit to the English Championship title, thus, gaining promotion to the Premier League.

The newly-promoted side's acquisition of Mexico international Raul Jiminez from Benfica eased their decision to part ways with the striker for the second time, who joins Stoke on a six-month deal.

The deal is expected to be made permanent in January with £12.5 million [$17m] the reported amount for the Arsenal graduate, set to help Gary Rowett's side achieve their aim of an immediate return to the top-flight.

“If there’s one signing you want to make to get you out of the Championship Benik is that kind of player," coach Rowett said of the striker's purchase.

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The Congo DR marksman joins Nigeria international Oghenekaro Etebo as another African recruit at the bet365 Stadium, with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Ndiaye Badou on Rowett's books.



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