MILLWALL have agreed a deal with Arsenal to sign England U21 striker Benik Afobe on loan, NewsAtDen can reveal.
The deal will officially go through on Friday when the emergency loan window opens to clubs in the Football League and the 19-year-old is set to go straight into the Lions squad to face Blackpool.
Boss Kenny Jackett, who has beaten off competition from three Championship rivals to land Afobe, has tried twice before to sign the forward and has finally been rewarded for his persistence.
Afobe will link up with international teammate Adam Smith at The Den after the duo played in the Young Lions' 4-0 win over Sweden on Tuesday night.
Like Smith, Afobe is set to join Millwall on a youth loan – although the length of the deal is unclear – and he cannot be recalled prematurely by his parent club.
Afobe recently returned from a spell at Bolton, for whom he played twice in the FA Cup, meaning he will be ineligible to play against Luton Town in the fifth round later this month.