Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has claimed that Nottingham Forest hitman Britt Assombalonga is certain to secure a £15 million move to a Premier League club next summer if he enjoys a goal-laden season in the Championship.
The 23-year-old scored twice in Nottingham Forest's 4-3 win over Burton Albion at the City Ground on Saturday as the Reds kicked off their campaign in style.
It must have been a special day for Assombalonga, who managed just four Championship games for Forest last season due to a dislocated kneecap.
He only returned to fitness in April after missing the full campaign prior to that, but those four games, plus a summer's worth of pre-season, seem to be just what the doctor ordered.
And McAnthony, who signed him for Peterborough for a club-record fee in 2013, says he is delighted to see his former striker back amongst the goals, claiming that Assombalonga will secure a big-money move to a Premier League side by this time next year if he maintains his talismanic form.
@DMAC102 you pleased to see Britt back up and running buddy?— Tom Simpson (@tom_simo09) August 7, 2016
Delighted. He keeps that up, it'll be £15 mill move next summer to prem top club. Out and out goalscorer. Priceless https://t.co/4EMkODEqVA— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) August 7, 2016
General view during the captain's run - Nottingham Forest, City Ground