Stoke City have confirmed the signing of former Wolves and Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe, making the striker the Potters' second signing in 24 hours, as revealed in a statement on the club website.
The Championship club have confirmed the Congolese striker is set to move to the club on a loan basis, although the deal stipulates the club have an obligation to buy the 25-year-old forward on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee in January 2019.
#WelcomeAfobe— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) 12 June 2018
Stoke City are delighted to announce the signing of @Wolves striker Benik Afobe
The 25-year-old striker has moved to the bet365 Stadium on a six-month loan but with an obligation to purchase him for an undisclosed fee in January
Afobe spent the second half of the 2017/18 season on loan with Wolves, scoring six goals in 16 games as Nuno
“He’s an excellent character and at 25 he has bags of potential but has already shown what he’s all about by scoring a lot of goals. He fits the profile of how I want to play in terms of pace, athleticism, flexibility and he certainly has an eye for a goal.
“The club have worked incredibly hard to make the signings of Benik and [
️ Gary Rowett on Benik Afobe -— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) 12 June 2018
“If there’s one signing you want to make to get you out of the Championship Benik is that kind of player."#SCFC ⚪️
“He will be an excellent addition to our squad as we look to secure a return to the Premier League as soon as possible.”