Middlesbrough head market and Britt Assombalonga next club tips
FootyOn experts give Britt Assombalonga next club tips following Nottingham Forest signing another forward in Jason Cummings.
Despite a bad knee injury during his time at the City Ground, DR Congo-born Assombalonga has been prolific for Forest.
The former Peterborough United poacher is a proven performer at Championship level, scoring 30 goals in 65 outings.
Will Tricky Trees boss Mark Warburton and the new board be tempted to sell Assombalonga, though?
Hibernian hitman Cummings could have been brought to Trentside as a foil for him or to replace Forest’s top scorer.
Either way, the Cummings capture has put other Championship clubs on alert.
Does Assombalonga’s future lie away from Nottingham, then?
Here’s how the BetVictor market on him shapes up.
Read on as we reveal Britt Assombalonga next club tips…
New Boro boss Monk in market for striker
Middlesbrough failed to score in almost half (18) of their 38 Premier League games this past season.
That resulted in immediate relegation back to the Championship.
The Riverside outfit are now under the management of ex-Swansea City and Leeds United boss Garry Monk.
A striker signing – proven at second tier level – is surely one of his priorities.
Assombalonga could be the perfect foil for target man Rudy Gestede, while also benefiting from supply courtesy of Patrick Bamford, Stewart Downing, Viktor Fischer, Gaston Ramirez and others.
Wolves also lacking teeth up top
Wolverhampton Wanderers, like Middlesbrough, are under new management and were struggling for goals last term.
A move to another ambitious Midlands club cannot be ruled out for Assombalonga.
Wolves are certainly that after appointing for Porto and Valencia boss Nuno Espirito Santo as their new head coach.
There is so little credible competition at Molineux to Assombalonga based on his record that he would probably walk into the XI.
Nouha Dicko, Joe Mason and other just didn’t deliver, while leading marksman Helder Costa blew hot and cold.
At 8/1, Wolves look a little overpriced in the market on Assombalonga’s next club.
Sunderland seek Defoe replacement
Managerless Sunderland are reportedly in talks over being sold to a new owner and that has impacted their search for David Moyes’ successor.
The Stadium of Light side may not seem like the most stable outfit behind the scenes, but a player of similar stature and style to Assombalonga banged goals in for them.
Jermain Defoe is widely expected to join Bournemouth from the Black Cats and replacing his threat up front is vital.
Whoever the owners and manager are, they will want a proven Championship scorer and Assombalonga is just that.
There are also other priorities on Wearside too, so the lack of leadership could cost the club their chance of signing him.
Hull may have money to spend
And the other relegated Premier League side, Hull City, also get a mention because they’ve got money in the bank.
Sales of defensive duo Curtis Davies and Harry Maguire have earned the Tigers around a reported £17,500,000.
If those funds are made available to new boss Leonid Slutsky, then why not spend some of it on a new striker?
Hull have lost loan signings brought to the club by former head coach Marco Silva in January.
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