Sheffield Wednesday and Benik Afobe: Reason for regret?

Benik Afobe has signed for Bournemouth, 18 months after a spell at Sheffield Wednesday.

Benik Afobe has clinched his return to the Premier League, signing for Bournemouth for a fee The BBC report to be around £10 million.

It is effective business financially by Wolves, who signed him from Arsenal for only £2 million 12 months earlier.

Afobe netted 19 goals for MK Dons shortly before that switch, and 22 Championship goals for Wolves.

His previous attempt at Championship football came on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, but here he really struggled, scoring only twice in 13 appearances and generally failing to impress.

There was a mitigating factor, it was his first competitive football since a serious knee injury which kept him out of action entirely for over a year, and admitted to FourFourTwo last year that felt he was sent on loan too soon.

This led to the Owls electing not to pursue a further loan or permanent switch, emphasising that his spell at Hillsborough was a case of poor timing, given what he has gone on to accomplish since.

Sheffield Wednesday are a prolific striker short of putting together a serious promotion challenge, currently on the edge of the play-offs and are currently trying to sign a forward capable of being a 20-goal a season man.

On the basis of it would suggest Wednesday made an error in not recognising that he would kick on when back at full speed, but he did not show enough for them to commit the £2 million Arsenal wanted for his services, and both parties should be happy with where they are right now.

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