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Norwich City emerge in race for 16-goal attacker

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Norwich City are keen to bolster their attacking options with the signing of Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga, according to the Daily Mirror (24/05, 09:45).

Daniel Farke’s side gained promotion to the Premier League after claiming the Championship title on the last day of the season, and they have already started preparing for the top-flight.

They are understood to be in competition for Assombalonga’s services alongside fellow promotion winners Sheffield United, with both clubs thought to be keen on tempting Boro with a £10million offer.

The Canaries boasted the best attacking record in the second tier last season by scoring a total of 93 goals, but Farke is now evidently keen to provide some competition for top goalscorer Teemu Pukki next season.

Assombalonga scored 16 goals in 46 appearances for Boro as they narrowly missed out on the play-offs last season, but there was a feeling on Teesside that the striker was not well-utilised by Tony Pulis.

The 26-year-old has been at Boro since joining from Nottingham Forest in 2017, while he has also had previous stints at Peterborough and Southend United.

The Verdict

Assombalonga has not quite hit the same goal scoring heights he reached at his previous clubs, but he would still be a good addition for Norwich.

They definitely need some added firepower to relieve Pukki of the goalscoring burden, and Assombalonga is someone who can provide good competition.

Boro may also be looking to sell as they are prepared for a summer revamp, while they also need the cash with their parachute payments coming to an end.

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