Stoke City could be in place to receive a record fee, should an option be taken up.
Benik Afobe, currently on loan at Bristol City from Stoke, holds a pricetag of £6m, while the Robins hold an option to action that purchase.
Any deal for Afobe would break Bristol’s transfer record – at £700,000 more than they paid for Famara Diedhiou in a £5.3 million signing.
The information comes from Bristol City writer Gregor MacGregor’s weekly Robins Q&A on BristolLive.
“Benik Afobe is – according to our sources – around £6m to turn permanent,” said MacGregor.
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While Afobe would certainly be a fit for the Robins, there are doubts over his fitness and form – and it would be a heavy investment for the club to make, while the fee would be welcomed by Stoke City.
Afobe had made 46 apperances for the Potters, scoring eight times – and enjoyed a spell of success at Bristol, scoring three times in five games before suffering an ACL injury that may make the club think twice about actioning a deal.