According to TEAMtalk, Middlesbrough are prepared to offer West Bromwich Albion Britt Assombalonga in order to seal a deal for Matt Phillips this summer.
Phillips has been strongly linked with a move away from West Brom in recent days, and Boro are believed to be one of a number of clubs interested in a deal.
The report claims that Assombalonga is surplus to requirements this summer, and could leave the Riverside Stadium after just one season.
Boro paid a club-record £15m for Assombalonga last summer, and the former Nottingham Forest striker scored 15 Championship goals last season.
The 25-year-old continues to be linked with a move away from Tony Pulis’ side, however, with West Brom now seemingly in a strong position for the 5ft 10in ace.
The Boro fans have been airing their views on the transfer speculation on social media, and it would be fair to say that the majority are against this particular deal taking place.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
But Britt and Bamford have the best Instagram stories. You can’t do that 😭😭😭😭😭
— 🏴🏴🏴 (@BesicxIIy) July 16, 2018
No thanks. Would rather give them Gestede and get Phillips. Don’t really want to offload Britt unless we get a quality striker in
— Seth Rollins BAY BAY (@SethTrollinsGHC) July 16, 2018
Seems daft offloading a proven championship striker to a rival…
— Christopher Redmayne (@chrisredmayne) July 16, 2018
Surely the club know better than to off load Britt to a championship club
— TAT (@taylor198269) July 17, 2018
That would be a mistake, Britt will get 30 goals next season
— Michael Duffield (@MDuffield95) July 17, 2018
I worry for us this year. UTB
— Ross Hunter (@RossHunterUK) July 17, 2018
Give them Braithwaite and £5 mil , hands off Britt , you mad?!
— Lewis Holmes (@LeWJeW92) July 17, 2018