Millwall are said to be working on a loan deal for Stoke City striker Benik Afobe this summer, as per a recent report by the South London Press.
The 28-year-old frontman has only just returned to the bet365 Stadium after spending the duration of last season on loan in Turkey with Trabzonspor and is seemingly surplus to requirements under Michael O’Neill.
Gary Rowett has already made it clear that the Lions are in the market for a new striker this summer and it now seems that they are negotiating a move for a player that previously spent some time on loan at the New Den during the 2012/13 campaign.
Afobe scored just five goals last term but those strikes came in just 10 starts, underlining that the frontman still has a lot to offer at a good level of the game.
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The former Arsenal attacker has only scored nine times since joining the Potters from Wolves in 2019 and currently has just one year remaining on his contract with the Stoke-on-Trent outfit.
This would be a brilliant signing for Millwall to make if they can get a deal over the line for the striker, as Afobe has already proven that he can score regularly at various levels of the Football League.
He needs this chance to really get some much needed game time under his belt and if he impresses upon his expected return to the New Den, perhaps there could be a permanent move further down the line.
Rowett will be bringing in a player who has the pace and power to really stretch teams and he will be hoping that Afobe is the missing goalscorer that the Lions have been searching for.
The move will also cost the club next to nothing, so its a win-win for all parties involved.