Millwall have agreed a deal to sign Stoke City striker Benik Afobe, reports London News Online.
Afobe, 29, spent last season on loan with Millwall where he scored 12 goals in 38 Championship outings.
The Congolese striker flourished under Gary Rowett but reports last week revealed that Afobe was set to leave Stoke City and secure a move to Belgian side Club Brugge.
Now though, London News Online has reported that Afobe’s proposed move to Brugge has collapsed and that he is now set to sign a 12-month contract with Millwall.
Afobe is set for a medical this afternoon – George Honeyman is also set to sign for Millwall from Hull City and both he and Afobe are set to join the players at their training camp in Ireland.
Millwall completed their first summer signing over the weekend, bringing in Zian Flemming for a club record fee from Fortuna Sittard.
Honeyman and Afobe both look set to join Flemming and it’s slowly making for an impressive summer transfer window for Rowett’s side, who’ll surely be eyeing up a top-six finish next season.
A keen signing…
Afobe was Millwall’s top scorer in the league last season. And Rowett needed to add a striker to his ranks this summer with Afobe having previously been set to return to Stoke City, and with Jed Wallace having now sealed his move to West Brom.
The permanent capture of Afobe is not only an exciting signing for Millwall but it’s also a great oppurtunity for Afobe to really settle down with a team and start to play regular football.
He’s endured a tough few years with injury and lack of form, struggling to settle down with Stoke City and instead spending a lot of time out on loan.
But he’s now returning to The Den where he impressed last season and Rowett will hope for more of the same next time round, when the Lions hopefully battle for promotion to the Premier League.