Wolverhampton Wanderers confirm Benik Afobe's move to Stoke City

DR Congo forward Benik Afobe joins Stoke City

DR Congo forward Benik Afobe joins Stoke City

Stoke City reportedly want Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Benik Afobe.

The 25-year-old striker has moved to the bet365 Stadium from Premier League Wolves on a six-month loan but with an option to buy him for an undisclosed fee in the January transfer window.

Wolves triggered the option on Afobe's loan deal on June 1 to make his signing permanent, but, less than a fortnight later, the DR Congo worldwide is now moving to Stoke.

Stoke boss Gary Rowett told the club's official website: "If there's one signing you want to make to get you out of the Championship Benik is that kind of player".

"The club have worked incredibly hard to make the signings of Benik and [Oghenekaro] Etebo happen and I think it shows how quickly we want to hit the ground running and the type of players we want to bring to the club. Getting those two in the building is a fantastic start".

Afobe re-signed for Wolves on loan this January and scored six goals to help them to the Championship title.

Wolves Sporting Director Kevin Thelwell said: "We'd like to place on record our thanks to Benik for his unquestionable contribution to our promotion to the Premier League, and wish him the very best of luck at Stoke City".

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