Sheffield United and Brighton and Hove Albion are in a transfer tussle to sign Middlesbrough forward, Britt Assombalonga according to the Northern Echo.
The forward has been impressive this season, and is certainly a man attracting a significant amount of interest in the transfer window.
Assombalonga is the subject of our FLW Spotlight this week, so we look into his statistics from this season is more detail.
Assomabalonga has been a proven goalscorer in the Championship for a number of years now, and he followed that up with another strong season in front of goal.
Despite Boro missing out on a top six finish, Assombalonga netted 14 goals and was their main goal threat in this year’s campaign.
The forward averages two shots a game, which certainly shows that he has had his chances to add to that goal tally, which might come as a slight disappointment to Assombalonga.
He makes an average of 0.6 key passes per game, and with a pass success rate, it shows that his role is to purely score goals in this Middlesbrough team.
The 26-year-old plays as a lone striker in the Boro team, and did the best he could in a side that struggled under the guidance of Tony Pulis.
Assombalonga wins over one foul a game as well, with his hold up play emphasised in that statistic as he has the pace and power to hold off a number of defenders that he comes up against.
But he doesn’t attempt as many dribbles during a game as you would have first thought, with an average of just 0.5 per game, which means that he often depends on creativity to be provided from the midfield.
It remains to be seen as to whether Sheffield United will submit a formal bid to sign Assombalonga, but it certainly will be an interesting summer ahead for the striker, whose future remains up in the air.