Nottingham Forest and Leeds are right to be targeting proven Championship finisher Britt Assombalonga

Nottingham Forest and Leeds United are interested in re-signing Middlesbrough winger Britt Assombalonga according to The Northern Echo.

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.

Now The Northern Echo are reporting that a number of clubs are interested in signing the Congolese international who is valued at £10.8million on Transfermarkt, including Birmingham City, Leeds United, Swansea City and Nottingham Forest.

Britt Assombalonga in action for Middlesbrough

A quality Championship player

Assombalonga has demonstrated that he can score goals at Championship level time and time again.

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Although Boro would be reluctant to see him leave after only a year at the club, his relationship with Pulis appears strained and a sizeable fee could convince them to part with their striker.

With Leeds closing in on Matej Vydra and talks ongoing with Abel Hernandez, Leeds don’t really need Assombalonga as well, but with two of the three strikers linked they would have a devastating striking duo.

Nottingham Forest meanwhile are about to sign Lewis Grabban and again Assombalonga could form a lethal partnership with him.

Either way, the 25-year-old is a proven Championship star that would improve any team and if they have a chance to sign him they should snap him up.