Date: 1st February 2018 at 12:52am
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Wolverhampton Wanderers have confirmed the return of Benik Afobe on a loan deal from Bournemouth this evening.

The DR Congo forward scored 23 times in 48 games for Wolves in his first spell at the club and having moved to Bournemouth in 2016, he now returns on a loan deal until the summer.

Having come through Arsenal’s academy set up, he signed professional terms aged only 17 given his strike rate but after a number of injury effected loan moves, he came to prominence with MK Dons where he scored 19 goals in 30 games including two against Manchester United in the League Cup back in 2014.

That form caught our attention and he made the switch in January 2015, scoring on his debut and he went on to score 13 goals in 21 appearances for Kenny Jackett’s side as we missed out on the Play Off.

2015/16 saw him return 10 goals in 27 games before moving to the Premier League.

Wolves Chairman Jeff Shi told the Official Website.

‘I have heard a lot of good things about Benik, personally when we came to the club he had already left. It`s destiny in life that we meet again, so I`m very happy to welcome him back.’

Sporting director Kevin Thelwell added.

‘We`re delighted to have Benik back. He`s a player we know very well, he`s really capable of playing at this level and capable of taking us to the next level, and the frontline becomes more and more exciting. It`s all about trying to find players who are going to improve who we are and what we do, and in Benik Afobe we`ve found just that. He has a massive affinity with the fans. He`s got a massive affinity with the football club, and would probably argue it`s his first love, even though he spent a lot of time at Arsenal. I think he recognises what`s going on at the club and wants to be a part of it, and we`ve got him in to be part of the final promotion push.’

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