​Bournemouth have agreed a club record £10m fee to sign Wolves striker Benik Afobe as manager Eddie Howe confirmed.


The Arsenal youth academy product is due to have a medical this weekend after holding talks with Bournemouth on Friday according to ​the Guardian.

“A deal has been agreed, at this stage there are hurdles to overcome, he will have a medical and we hope to get the deal done in time for Tuesday," Howe told the press after Bournemouth's 2-1 FA Cup win at Birmingham.


“He will bring pace, strength, goals and he’s a good technical player as well. He has the whole package. We’re very excited to see him in a Bournemouth shirt.

“I felt we needed a striker. Callum we lost and that was a huge blow to us and we have lost Josh King with hamstring problems. It has left us very light and we need firepower. We need players who can come in and do the job.


“The players we have here proved they can do a job - Murray came off the bench and scored and it was good to see Lee Tomlin score. But we are light on the ground and hopefully he [Afobe] will add competition for places and real quality in the position.”