Assombalonga is a good Championship striker, but he’s not worth £15million

Leeds United and Nottingham Forest target Britt Assombalona will be sold if they meet Middlesbrough’s £15million valuation, according to The Sun as cited in Leeds Live.

What’s the story?

The 25-year-old striker joined Boro last summer from Nottingham Forest for £15million and the lethal finisher had a flying start to the season under Garry Monk but wasn’t favoured so much by new manager Tony Pulis.

He made 34 appearances over the course of the season, scoring 15 goals.

He has been linked this summer with a move back to the City Ground and Leeds are reportedly also interested in a move, but Boro boss Tony Pulis has said they want to recoup all of the £15million the club spent last summer on the striker.

Is he worth it?

£15million is a substantial sum for a player who is very good at Championship level but has never progressed beyond that.

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He does guarantee goals and at 25 could still improve but with Leeds currently relying on loan signings and Forest already having done a lot of transfer business this summer, it seems unlikely that this transfer will come to fruition.