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Wolves sign Benik Afobe from Gunners

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Wolves have completed the signing of striker Benik Afobe from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Molineux.

Afobe has scored 19 goals while on loan at MK Dons in League One this season.

Afobe admits he can't wait to get going after describing the "fantastic" feeling of signing for Wolves.

The 21-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Molineux after completing his switch from Arsenal.

News of his impending move first broke on Sunday and it has now been confirmed after the striker underwent a medical.

And Afobe said: "It feels fantastic.

"It's been a long process with the medical, I've never had to do a medical before but that's all done now, hopefully I can start training on Thursday and get ready for the game on Saturday.

"The facilities here are fantastic. You can see that it's a club that deserves to be in the Premier League.

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"It's just about getting there and hopefully we can do that.

"I just want to say that I'm happy to become a Wolves player and I can't wait to get going."

Afobe has scored 19 goals in 30 games while on loan at MK Dons this season.

He added: "I'd say my best attributes are my power and pace and I've improved a lot on my finishing as the years have gone on with good coaching advice from people.

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"I'd like to think I'm a good goalscorer and hopefully I can show the fans what I can do."

Wolves head of football development Kevin Thelwell said: "Having now met Benik he seems like a really outstanding young man and is the right sort of person for us.

"And of course also the right player, who I think is going to fit very well into our system.

Afobe is 'very pacey and powerful', says head of football development Kevin Thelwell
'He is young and fits the sort of profile we are going for'

"He is very pacey and powerful, good technically, and has an outstanding goalscoring record.

"He is young and fits the sort of profile we are going for and we are really excited about him signing.

"I am sure he is going to work really hard for us and be a success here in helping us get to where we want to be."

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