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Afobe glad to get Lions deal done

Lions loanee speaks...

2 July 2021

Benik Afobe described his move to Millwall as a "no-brainer" after putting pen-to-paper on Friday morning.

The 28-year-old striker will spend the 2021/22 campaign on loan in SE16 from Stoke City, and the former Arsenal and Wolverhampton Wanderers frontman shared his delight at getting the deal over the line in time for the start of pre-season training.

"I'm delighted," Afobe told millwallfc.co.uk. "The main thing was to try and get things done as soon as possible, so I could have a good pre-season, get to know the lads and staff, and be ready to start in August.

"It's about building a bond with everyone as soon as possible. I've followed the club for the last few years and I know they've got some good lads and a good changing room - I want to be a part of it."

Afobe and Rowett have worked together previously, and the ex-Bristol City attacker explained how the thought of rekindling that partnership helped him make his decision.

"Gary brought me in to Stoke City and was really good for me. I enjoyed working with him on the training field and on matchdays, and when he told me about the project he has at Millwall and how he thought I could fit into the team and the squad, it was a no-brainer for me and my family. I'm raring to go."

Click play to hear Benik Afobe's interview in full.


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