BENIK AFOBE is on course to play in the Champions League with Club Brugge next season.
Afobe, 29, has spent his last three seasons on loan at Bristol City, Trabzonspor and Millwall since signing for £12million in 2018.
The former Arsenal ace has been wanted by The Lions and Watford but has opted for a move to the Belgian champions.
Brugge have won the Pro League for the last three seasons.
And that means another leap into the elite at the top of the European table.
In 2021/22 they managed a draw against Paris Saint-Germain and beat RB Leipzig but were beaten 5-1 4-1 by Manchester City.
However, Afobe will be keen to test himself against some of the continent’s best defenders next season.
Last season, on loan to The New Den, he scored 13 goals in all competitions.
Millwall boss Gary Rowett was keen to try to keep him but has resigned himself to missing out.
Afobe joined Arsenal in 2001 aged just six and has risen through the ranks, even being touted as a transfer target for Barcelona at one point.
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However, he never made a senior appearance for the Gunners and was loaned out six times before signing for Wolves in 2015.
He spent some time in Bournemouth before returning to Wolves and then Stoke, but with his Potters deal still lasting a year it was clear he was ready to move on.
Earlier this week, defender Harry Clarke, 21, joined Stoke on loan from Arsenal for the season.
Young striker Tyreece John-Jules also left the Emirates and signed a temporary deal with Ipswich until the end of the season.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5619965/arsenal-stoke-benik-afobe-transfer-club-brugge/ Former Arsenal and Stoke star Benik Afobe makes a move to the Champions League with a move to Club Brugge