Gary Rowett is already getting to work in the transfer window, with Stoke City looking to complete a number of early deals ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
According to John Percy of the Telegraph, Stoke are on the verge of completing a deal for Benik Afobe, with Rowett expected to part with £12m to secure the striker’s service.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) June 12, 2018
Afobe only joined Wolverhampton Wanderers permanently 12 days ago, after last season’s Championship champions took up their option to sign the striker after an impressive loan spell.
That loan spell saw the 25-year-old score six goals and guide Wolves to promotion, but Nuno Santo still plans to move the striker on this summer, with Stoke expected to complete a £12m transfer today.
As expected, this unusual transfer scenario has received plenty of reaction on social media.
Whilst Wolves’ supporters are sure Afobe will be a success again in the Championship, the deal is receiving plenty of criticism from elsewhere…
#Wolves absolutely skint. Can’t get money out of China obviously.
Next into administration.
— Benny B (@bennyb1973) June 12, 2018
Very strange/interesting @MrChrisCobbold – would love to hear your thoughts? ????????????
— Finn Johnston (@mrfinnjohnston) June 12, 2018
Definitely something suspicious and underhand going on here…
— m heppy (@mlhe1982) June 12, 2018
Wow…that's right up there with Clive Allen to Arsenal from QPR as one of the shortest transfers ever!!
— Alan Dunt (@Bald_Eagle_) June 12, 2018
Agents making a killing for a change. When FA gonna do something?
— Dan Foster (@DanEsmee) June 12, 2018
Wolves buy and sell for a profit. Bet Benik's thrilled to be back in the Championship.
— Christopher Bell (@crbell47) June 12, 2018
There go those 'add ons' that Bournmouth negotiated so well
— Leon (@leonsopinion) June 12, 2018
You won't find a better striker in the Championship but Wolves are looking for an upgrade for the Premiership. A win win scenario for all involved parties.
— Mo Hussain (@MoHussain19) June 12, 2018
Your getting a good championship striker there if this happens. Knows the division well and will score many goals for you.
— Lau (@LauWolves79) June 12, 2018