According to various reports tonight, including from the Telegraph, Bournemouth are on the verge of signing Wolves striker Benik Afobe in a deal worth £10 million, a fee which would smash the Cherries transfer record.

The transfer is expected to go through over the weekend once a fee has been agreed, with Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe keen to secure a replacement for the injured Callum Wilson.

Afobe hasn’t been an ever-present for Wolves this season but has still notched 10 goals and with the Cherries fighting for their Premier League survival, a proven striker could be the difference between staying up or plying their trade in the Championship come August.

Bournemouth set their latest transfer record in the summer by purchasing Tyrone Mings from Ipswich for £8 million, only for the defender to sustain a nine-month knee injury within a few weeks of his transfer.

Formerly a member of the England U21 setup, Afobe has been prolific at League One and Championship level for both MK Dons and Wolves.

After starting his career with Arsenal, and staying with the Gunners for 14 years, Afobe made the permanent switch to the Molinuex in January of 2015 for a fee of around £2 million.

At just 22 years-old, Afobe has already played over 150 games in English football and notched over 50 goals.

Half way through the season, Bournemouth currently sit four points above the relegation zone.


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