Benik Afobe’s Millwall contract terminated as striker signs for Dubai’s Hatta Club

Benik Afobe has ended his Millwall career after securing a move to Dubai.

The Lions mutually agreed with the 29-year-old that he could be released from his contract, which was due to run until the summer – making him a free agent.

Afobe is set to sign for Hatta Club, who play in the United Arab Emirates First Division.

The former Arsenal, Wolves, Bournemouth and Stoke striker looked set to join Club Brugge in the summer transfer window but his move to the Belgian outfit collapsed.

It allowed Millwall to step in and re-sign Afobe, who had scored 14 goals in 41 appearances during a season-long loan from Stoke.

This campaign had not been as successful for Afobe. He netted twice but the last of those came in the 2-1 win over Blackpool on September 17.

A knee injury had seen Afobe miss five Championship matches before he was an unused sub in the Boxing Day victory at Watford.

He came on as a late substitute in the last two matches, his farewell turning out to be an 83rd minute introduction against Rotherham United.

Afobe has totalled 65 matches for the Lions in three spells, only managing more at Bournemouth (70) out of his 12 professional clubs.

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