Wolves on the brink of bringing Benik Afobe back to Molineux

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Wolves on the brink of bringing Benik Afobe back to Molineux in £12.5m deal after striker passes medical

  • Benik Afobe has passed a medical at Wolves ahead of a potential return 
  • The striker looks all set to complete the switch from Bournemouth this week 
  • Afobe left Wolves for the Cherries in January 2016 for a deal worth around £10m 
  • Wolves took Afobe back on loan in February until the end of the season 

Danny Gallagher For Mailonline

Wolves are on the brink of permanently bringing striker Benik Afobe back to Molineux this summer.

The 25-year-old has passed his medical with the club ahead of completing a transfer.

Afobe left Wolves for Bournemouth in January 2016 for a fee in the region of £10million, though found his opportunities limited for Eddie Howe’s side.

Wolves are on the brink of permanently bringing striker Benik Afobe back to Molineux

Wolves are on the brink of permanently bringing striker Benik Afobe back to Molineux

Wolves are on the brink of permanently bringing striker Benik Afobe back to Molineux

In February Wolves secured a deal to take the Leyton-born forward back on loan until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Afobe impressed as Wolves secured promotion back into the top flight of English football.

The former Arsenal forward scored 23 goals in 48 appearances during his first spell at Molineux.

Upon his return Afobe struck six goals in 16 league games for the Championship winners.

As part of the loan deal Wolves inserted an option to buy at the end of the campaign, a clause which they will now look to activate.

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo brought Afobe back to the club on loan in February

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo brought Afobe back to the club on loan in February

Boss Nuno Espirito Santo brought Afobe back to the club on loan in February

The striker looks set to make his return for a fee in the region of £12.5m, according to reports. 

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are currently on a recruitment drive ahead of their return to the big time.

The club have this week been linked with Sporting Lisbon goalkeeper Rui Patricio, who is also wanted by Napoli as a replacement for the departing Pepe Reina.

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