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‘Around £15m’, ‘£10m in my eyes’ – The value of Boro’s Britt Assombalonga: The verdict

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Middlesbrough’s star striker was subject of transfer interest during the summer transfer window.

Britt Assombalonga had been a potential target for Premier League Burnley before the transfer window shut on Thursday evening. 

After the Clarets missed out on Jay Rodriguez, they turned their attention to the Boro man, but nothing came of the interest. 

West Bromwich Albion were also thought to be after the 25-year-old. 

Nothing came of either club’s advances with the new season now underway.

Assombalonga made a quiet start to the new campaign in the 2-2 draw with Millwall last weekend before featuring in the 3-0 win over Sheffield United three days later.

Tony Pulis’ men made it to the Championship play-offs last term with the striker notching 15 goals and three assists in his 46 appearances after his summer 2017 move from Nottingham Forest.

With that in mind, during the current transfer climate, how much is Assombalonga currently worth?

We put the question to our team of FLW writers to discuss…

Gary Hutchinson

£10m in my eyes. He is a proven Championship striker who has scored wherever he goes. He hasn’t stepped up to the top flight, but any team wanting to be on the right side of the top six would benefit from having him in the side.

That’s got to be worth double figures. Just.

In today’s current transfer climate, how much do is Harvey Barnes currently worth?

George Dagless

Around £15m.

He hasn’t always been the forward that Middlesbrough thought they were getting and so he’s probably not worth as much as he should be.

Even so, we know what he can do on form.

Jay Williams

Well, Middlesbrough only signed him last summer for £15m so they would be foolish to let him go for anything less.

What he provides is a proven track record of scoring goals in the Championship, and if that is the difference between going up and staying down, he is worth every penny.

But he blows hot and cold and has a poor injury record so perhaps clubs could try to prise him away for less than his market value.

I think Middlesbrough must resist any bids under £20m for him at the moment, though, because they will not get a better, cheaper replacement in the January transfer window.

Alfie Burns

Boro would well be in their rights to demand the £15m they paid for the striker, but honestly, I don’t think he is worth that much.

If it was my club chasing his signature, I wouldn’t be looking to spend anything over £10m.

Assombalonga is good, but at Boro, he’s gone backwards.


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