Transfer Focus: Sheffield United’s pursuit of Assombalonga may be risk-free

According to reports in the Northern Echo, Sheffield United are looking to bolster their frontline by bringing in Britt Assombalonga.

The club this week revealed that no less than four strikers would be leaving Bramall Lane, with Ched Evans, Caolan Lavery, Conor Washington and Leon Clarke all headed out the door.

With Gary Madine headed back to Cardiff, the Blades may be left light up top, and the Boro man could be the perfect addition.

Proven goalscorer

The Congolese striker certainly knows where the net is. He has netted 43 goals in his last three seasons, including 14 this term despite being in a Tony Pulis coached side which creates very few chances.

He was also prolific during his spell at Nottingham Forest, despite injury problems hampering his progress. Those issues seem to be long gone though as he has played 118 Championship games since 2016.

It could be argued that he has been the most prolific Championship striker of the past few years yet to be given a chance in the Premier League.

Risk-free

The 26-year-old wouldn’t command a massive fee from Sheffield United, and he would likely make the step back down if the club were relegated next season.

With this deal, not only are the Blades preparing for life in the Premier League, but they have a failsafe for if they find themselves back in the Championship.

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This signing would have low risk attached, but potentially a high reward. Bringing in the striker could prove to be a clever bit of business if he starts firing in the top flight.

The former Forest forward has all the attributes needed to be a top performer for Chris Wilder’s side next season.

The attacker possesses incredible physicality as well as fantastic striking instincts. With the number of chances United create, there is no reason Assombalonga can’t translate his goalscoring record over to the Premier League.