Wolverhampton Wanderers to sign Benik Afobe on permanent deal from Bournemouth

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The DR Congo international was on hand to help the Wolves secure promotion to the top-flight and is set to be rewarded for his effort

Wolverhampton Wanderers are set to sign Benik Afobe permanently from Bournemouth following his impressive display during his loan spell.

The attacker first joined the Wolves in January 2015 and left 12 months after in a then-club record fee of around £10 million to the Cherries, after penning a four-and-a-half year deal.

He returned on loan to the Molineux Stadium outfit during the January transfer window and played a crucial role as Nuno Espirito Santo’s men claimed the English Championship title and secured promotion to the Premier League, scoring six goals in 16 appearances.

And according to Sky Sports, the 25-year-old is set to be rewarded for his efforts as the West Midlands side are in advanced talk with the Vitality Stadium outfit to secure his signature for a fee of £12.5 million.

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Prior to his departure to the Wolves, Afobe made 63 league appearances for Bournemouth, scoring ten goals.