Wolves are edging closer to completing the permanent signing of Benik Afobe.
According to Sky Sports this morning, Afobe has passed a medical with Wolves and will join the club in a £12.5m deal following a successful loan spell.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 1, 2018
Afobe spent the second-half of the 2017/18 campaign on-loan at Molineux, making 16 appearances for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side and scoring six goals.
The 25-year-old spearheaded Wolves’ attack during the second-half of the season, as Nuno Santo’s side stormed to promotion and the Sky Bet Championship title.
The ex-Arsenal forward now looks set for his second permanent stint at Molineux, with Wolves edging closer to securing his service today.
Afobe is a popular figure at Molineux, with Wolves’ supporters worshiping the striker after two successful spells in old gold.
However, it appears supporters of other clubs are far from convinced, with many criticising the £12.5m fee Wolves are set to pay.
Here is some reaction…
I'm crying in my car right now…….
— The Ginger Bear (@tragic_velvet) June 1, 2018
£12m for a proven failure at PL level….
— Charlie Hicks (@CharlieHicks90) June 1, 2018
Have I missed something? Why would anyone sign him for that much?!
— Dsc (@dsclfc) June 1, 2018
New kit reveal then benik leaving, I’m in dreamland! Up the ????
— Edward Coombs (@eddicoombs67) June 1, 2018
Wolves spent more money than ,city united, Tottenham, Chelsea and arsenal lool
— +9⁴ (@FtblCity) June 1, 2018
But aren't they gonna break the top 6 next season, poor signing
— scott parkes (@sparkesy999) June 1, 2018
Afobe isn't PL level. Bournemouth must be laughing all the way to the bank.
— Gavin Bailey ⚽️ (@CrazyCableGuy) June 1, 2018
Paid 10 million too much for him ????
— Josh (@joshhardy_) June 1, 2018