London – Bournemouth have signed English striker Benik Afobe from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a four-and-a-half-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Sunday.
The fee for the 22-year-old former Arsenal youngster was not disclosed, but British media reports claim Bournemouth have paid a club-record fee of £10 million.
The prolific Afobe, who scored 32 times for Milton Keynes Dons and Wolves last season, will bolster an attacking department that has lost both Callum Wilson and Max Gradel to long-term knee injuries.
“I’m delighted,” Afobe told the Bournemouth website. “It’s been a long time coming and I am just very thankful the manager has given me this chance to be at this Premier League club, and I can’t wait to get going.”
Promoted from the Championship last season, Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth are currently 16th in the English top flight, four points above the relegation zone.
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