Bournemouth have marked Wolves striker Benik Afobe for an undisclosed expense, accepted to be a club record of more than £8m.
Afobe passed a medicinal and the arrangement was concluded on Sunday after the clubs concurred a charge on Friday to surpass the reported £8m expense the Cherries paid Ipswich Town for shield Tyrone Mings the previous summer.
The 22-year-old, who has marked a four-and-a-half year bargain, got through the young positions at Arsenal and had seven spells on credit from the Premier League club, who he didn’t show up for.
Afobe scored 19 objectives for the MK Dons in League One amid the first 50% of the 2014-15 season before he was permitted to join Wolves on a lasting premise in January 2015 for around £2m.
His fine scoring structure proceeded over whatever is left of the battle, as he netted a further 13 objectives in 21 appearances in the Sky Bet Championship, and 10 more objectives have come so far this season.
“I’m pleased. It’s been bound to happen and I am just extremely grateful the supervisor has given me this chance and chance to be at this Premier League club and I can hardly wait to get going,” Afobe said on the club’s official site.
“I have done a considerable measure for somebody that is just 22. I’ve had wounds, I’ve been out on credit to six distinct clubs, so I’ve played for a variety of clubs in my young vocation in this way.
“I’ve taken in a considerable measure unquestionably – great things and terrible things – and I’m simply going to take it all on board and continue enhancing while I’m here at Bournemouth. The administrator here is a youthful supervisor so he clearly sees how youthful players think. He simply needs to get the best out of me and that is the thing that I need to do.”
Identifying with the Bournemouth Echo, Howe included: “We feel this is a decent arrangement for the long haul eventual fate of the club.
“We are attempting to look to the future and have marked a player who we accept will show signs of improvement with us and, ideally, stay here for a long time. You could experience our squad and pick 80 for every penny of players who hadn’t done it until they had been with us.
“You have to allow players an open door and to demonstrate they may or may not be able to it. “We could without much of a stretch go the other course and sign players who have done it however are conceivably past their best. However, I don’t surmise that is the right route for this club to go.”