It has been confirmed by both AFC Bournemouth and Wolverhampton Wanderers that Benik Afobe is set for a move to the Premier League. Cherries boss Eddie Howe has just announced that he is set to join the club.
Afobe was left out of the Wolves side for their FA Cup encounter against West Ham United this afternoon. Howe and Bournemouth were not far away from Wolverhampton today as his side took on Birmingham City in the FA Cup. Wolves manager Kenny Jackett has also confirmed the player is set to leave. The Molineux club have also released an official statement confirming the news.
Howe: "A deal has been agreed, there are still hurdles for us to overcome but we hope he'll sign in time for Tuesday night." #afcb
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) January 9, 2016
Speculation surrounding the future of the young striker has been rife for some time. Several clubs has supposedly been linked with the forward, however things have certainly taken a major step forward on this occasion. The player has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League and Afobe is now set to enter discussions with the Dean Court club.
So Kenny says club reluctantly accepted the sizeable offer from Bournemouth.
— Wolves (@OfficialWolves) January 9, 2016
The fee is believed to be in the region of £10million, which would be a transfer record for the South Coast club, who are spending their first season in the Premier League after winning the Championship last season. He will join a club battling against relegation, whilst Wolves will be hoping to sort their ownership issues and at least sign a replacement this month.