Rangers’ reported hopes of signing Britt Assombalonga this summer have been given a significant boost, after it was confirmed that he would leave Middlesbrough when his contract expires, meaning Steven Gerrard can bring him to Ibrox on a free transfer ahead of next season.
The former Nottingham Forest striker was linked with a move to Rangers by GiveMeSport last month and it has now been confirmed by Middlesbrough manager Neil Warnock that he will leave the Teesside club this summer.
In 159 appearances for the club, he has managed just 47 goals and four assists, with his form taking a significant turn for the worse this season, with just five league goals to his name in 29 Championship appearances.
Therefore, it is no surprise that the former DR Congo international is looking for a fresh start elsewhere, and perhaps he could rediscover some of the impressive form he showed at both Peterborough United and Nottingham Forest if he were to make the move to Ibrox.
Considering the £2.7m-rated forward will be available on a free transfer, it seems like it would be a relatively low-risk move for Rangers this summer if they brought Assombalonga to Ibrox, although his reported £35k-per-week wage at Middlesbrough may prove to be a sticking point in any potential negotiations.
However, with Jermaine Defoe and Greg Stewart looking likely to depart, with Alfredo Morelos also undoubtedly attracting interest, Gerrard should be looking to add to his attacking options next season, and Assombalonga could prove to be a solid addition.
Gerrard’s side have scored 78 goals in 33 league fixtures so far this season, so Assombalonga wouldn’t be short of chances if he were to pull on the Rangers shirt in the near future, so it is difficult to see him not being a success.
Therefore, after this latest update on the forward, Ross Wilson should do everything he can to bring Assombalonga to Rangers on a free transfer this summer.
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