Date: 6th July 2018 at 5:00pm
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The Northern Echo (via the Hartlepool Mail) are reporting that both us and Nottingham Forest could fight it out for a second time over a striker.

Lewis Grabban looks poised to join the Reds in a £6m deal, but it seems we are now vying with them again for Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga.

Boro boss Tony Pulis is not a big fan of the Congolese international and is looking to sell the striker. Fans on Twitter were mixed in their reaction to the story:

Verdict

Although Garry Monk did sign Assombalonga last summer for Middlesborough, I can’t see him signing him again. It’s clear that we do have funds after bidding for Grabban, but Boro are unlikely to want to sell for much less than the £15m they paid Forest for the forward.

A player such as Peterborough’s Jack Marriott is probably in closer reach financially, and there are likely cheaper options that the club are considering to strengthen the frontline.

 

5 Replies to “‘Better than Grabban’ – Supporters Reaction As Birmingham Pursue 15-Goal Championship Ace”

  • Wouldn’t have thought he was in are price range. Can’t see Forest going for him either they have five strikers now.

    And that would make him their 10th sign of the summer transfer window.

    Unless Middlesbrough are willing to sell him in the region of six mil then maybe but I can’t see it.

  • As a Forest fan, think we had Middlesbrough’s pants down getting 15m for Assombalonga! Any club would be mad paying that for him again. He’s far to lazy and is constantly offside, which undoubtedly out ways his very average goal tally per season…probably why Pulis wants rid?!

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