"I know for a fact he has made the decision for his career," Afobe told the Bournemouth Daily Echo. "He knows it will benefit him being here. It's nothing to do with me being here, it's a football reason, for sure.
"He told me he liked Eddie Howe because he felt he could improve him. He knows he's not the finished article.
"At 24 and with the injuries he's had, he knows he's got a long way to reach his full potential.
"Jack will come here and want to prove a lot of people wrong and a lot of people right. I know he's going to get his head down and work hard."