Afobe joins Stoke

Benik Afobe has become Stoke City’s second signing of the summer.

The 25-year-old striker moved to Wolves earlier this month, and comes to the bet365 Stadium on a six-month loan, but with an obligation to purchase him for an undisclosed fee in January.

Afobe spent the second half of last season on loan at Wolves from Bournemouth, and scored six times as they took the Championship title.

He becomes the second player to join the Potters in the space of 24 hours, following the signing of Nigeria midfielder Peter Etebo.

Manager 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.

“He’s an excellent character and at 25 he has bags of potential but has already shown what he’s all about by scoring a lot of goals. He fits the profile of how I want to play in terms of pace, athleticism, flexibility and he certainly has an eye for a goal.

“The Club have worked incredibly hard to make the signings of Benik and 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.”

Chief Executive Tony Scholes told the club's official website: “Benik’s pedigree speaks for itself and he’s joining us at a time when he’s full of confidence having played a key role in helping Wolves secure promotion to the Premier League.

“He will be an excellent addition to our squad as we look to secure a return to the Premier League as soon as possible.”

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