Bournemouth adds firepower by signing Afobe from Wolves

BY foxsports • January 10, 2016

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.


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