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Vokes joins Wolves from Cherries

Sam Vokes
Sam Vokes has become Wolves' first signing of the summer

Wolves have signed highly-rated teenage Bournemouth striker Sam Vokes for an undisclosed fee.

Vokes, 18, scored 12 goals for the Dorset club in League One last season and has been called into the full Wales squad for their friendlies next week.

Vokes told BBC WM he did not give serious consideration to a move to a top-flight club despite rumours.

"I didn't really look at them to be honest. Wolves is a great place to come and play my football," he said.

Vokes met Mick McCarthy earlier this week and said the Wolves manager had an easy task selling the virtues of the club to him.

He added: "He didn't have to, really. I went to the training ground, there are great facilities there. And when you come to the ground, it's different class.

"You look at the size of the ground and the fanbase, and that sells the club for you."

He is the 10th striker signed in less than two years since McCarthy took charge at Molineux in July 2006.

Craig Davies (Oldham Athletic) and Jemal Johnson (MK Dons) have since moved on, loan man Kevin Kyle returned to Coventry at the end of the season, while Stephen Elliott, Freddy Eastwood and Jay Bothroyd have all been transfer-listed.

see also
Bond 'disappointed' at Vokes sale
23 May 08 |  Bournemouth
Wolves put Eastwood up for sale
08 May 08 |  Wolves
Vokes unfazed by big club scouts
24 Mar 08 |  Bournemouth
Vokes snubs move to Gresty Road
31 Jan 08 |  Bournemouth

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