Arsenal are set to receive a £2million windfall from Benik Afobe’s transfer from Wolverhampton Wanderers to Bournemouth over the weekend.
Afobe rose through the ranks of the Gunners’ youth academy before being sold in 2015 without making a first team appearance.
However, after a spell in the Championship, he has returned to the Premier League in a £10m deal to join the Cherries and aid their bid for survival.
But Wolves will have to kiss goodbye to £2m of that money thanks to a clause in the 22-year-old’s contract, but according to Mirror Journalist Alex Richards, the fee could rise due to add ons and incentives, including if Bournemouth manage to avoid the drop and stay in the top flight.
Benik Afobe breakdown: 4.5 year deal, £10m fee – £2m to Arsenal. Also potential add-ons (int. apps, Bournemouth staying up). #WWFC
— Alex Richards (@AA_Richards) January 10, 2016
Former manager Arsene Wenger has backed the move, highlighting the hopes he has for the player that didn’t cut it at the Emirates.
“It is a good opportunity for him and I hope he will be successful there,” Wenger said.
“Sometimes you have to let people go who are not completely ready for us, knowing that they could be successful.
“I am very happy because we have contributed to his success and I hope he will have a long, good career.”
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