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Sheffield United weigh up move for prolific 14-goal ace

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Sheffield United are interested in signing Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga in the summer, according to reports from the Northern Echo.

The Blades secured their promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Ipswich Town a fortnight ago, and manager Chris Wilder will now be looking to reshape his squad as they look to solidify their place in the top-flight.

Assombalonga is believed to be a name on United’s radar – the 26-year-old arrived at the Riverside from Nottingham Forest in 2017, for a reported club-record fee of £15million.

The powerful forward has proven to be money well spent in front of goal, finishing as the club’s top goalscorer in each of his last two seasons with the club, netting 31 goals in over 90 games for the Teesside club.

But, having scored 14 league goals this time around, Boro could well be set to lose their star-man, with Chris Wilder’s side reportedly interested in signing the Congolese international.

Having failed to secure promotion to the Premier League for another year, the forward is facing an uncertain future at the Riverside, with the likes of Bristol City and Birmingham City already being linked with his signature.

Tony Pulis’ side finished the season sitting in seventh spot, one point off the play-off spots.

The Verdict

I think Assombalonga has been a resounding success at Boro, considering that he has been injured quite a bit and has found it tough to adapt to Pulis’ brand of football.

He is a proven Championship forward, and is more than deserving of a step-up to the Premier League in my opinion.

Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick have been incredible in front of goal this season for United, but they need younger, fresher competition in the summer.

Thoughts? Let us know! 


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