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Afobe to join Stoke – just days after Wolves move

In what may be the most unexpected transfer of the summer window so far, striker Benik Afobe is on the verge of a move to Stoke City – less than 2 weeks after he joined Wolves on a permanent deal.

Afobe spent the last five months of last season on loan at Wolves from his parent club Bournemouth. As part of his loan agreement, Wolves had the option of turning the transfer into a permanent deal, which they chose to option, paying £10 million for the ex-Arsenal forward.

Now, however, reports The Independent, he is ready to move to Stoke City, whose new manager, Gary Rowett, is aiming to boost his team’s striking options as he looks for a swift return to the Premier League.

With Stoke ready to pay £12 million for Afobe, that represents a 20% profit for Wolves on a player who has only been on their books for a little more than a week.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.