Wolves are set to make the loan deal of Bournemouth’s Benik Afobe permanent according to a report from Sky Sports News.
Afobe was struggling to get first team action while at Bournemouth and so they decided to send him out on loan to Wolves during the January transfer window. This was his second spell in the Black Country after a massively successful stint in 2015 which earned him that move to Bournemouth. His loan spell went very well this season as well after he scored five goals in 14 appearances, helping Wolves to become the champions of the Sky Bet Championship.
And now it looks like Afobe’s time at Wolves will continue as this report indicates that they are going to make the deal permanent. There was an option that Wolves could sign Afobe for a fee of £12.5m should they want to and after being happy with the way he performed over the last few months, they are going to activate that clause to make sure he stays at Molineux.
Now it is down to Afobe whether he will want to make a full-time return to Wolves. The initial bad feeling from him forcing a move away from Wolves back in 2016 seems to have gone and barring some more investment in the striker area, it appears that he would be a first teamer at Wolves. But if Eddie Howe offers him another shot to get into their first team, he may decide to stay on the south coast instead of heading back to the Black Country.