This article forms part of our Profit Players feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how well a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how good of a deal the club managed to achieve.
It is perhaps safe to say that selling a player not just once, but twice, to two different clubs no less, is a very rare feat in the modern footballing world.
However, this is exactly what happened with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Benik Afobe, as he was sold first to AFC Bournemouth for £11.97 million on the 10th January 2016, and then to Stoke City for £12.15 million just under three years later.
Would Wolves find room in their current squad for Afobe?
In total, the club from the West Midlands accumulated £24.12 million, and given that they signed Afobe from the Arsenal U21 team for just £2.34 million back on the January 14th 2015, and re-signed him from Bournemouth for £10.26 million, Wolves made a big profit by selling him over both transfer deals, therefore representing rather brilliant pieces of business.
Afobe scored 13 goals and made five assists in 21 appearances in all competitions in the EFL Championship in his debut season at Molineux, according to Transfermarkt.
As a consequence, his market value rose up to £6.3 million by the start of the following campaign, in which he netted a further 10 strikes and provided one assist in 27 games in all competitions, as per Transfermarkt.
The 27-year old was subsequently sold to the Cherries in the 2016 January transfer window, before returning for a second spell.
In the 2017/18 campaign, Afobe scored six times and produced one assist in 16 matches in the Championship (via Transfermarkt).
His market value increased to a peak £9 million in 2018, but it must be noted that both transfer fees that he was sold for surpassed this number.
Indeed, the striker went on to play for Stoke as well, where he has since remained despite a loan spell at Bristol City.
WWFC accumulating a total of £24.12 million for Afobe, who only played in spells, has proved to be brilliant business give the relatively big profit made from his sales.
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