Bournemouth adds firepower by signing Afobe from Wolves
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) Bournemouth has added more firepower in its bid to survive in its first season in the Premier League, signing Benik Afobe from second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers for a reported fee of 10 million pounds ($14.5 million).
The 22-year-old Afobe is a former Arsenal trainee who has represented England at youth and under-21 level. He has scored 10 goals in 27 matches for Wolves this season.
Bournemouth announced the signing on Sunday, with chief executive Neill Blake saying Afobe is a ''consistent threat in front of goal'' and that his ''pedigree as an Arsenal Academy product must also not be underestimated.''
Bournemouth is 16th in the 20-team Premier League, four points above the relegation zone.