Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony claims Britt Assombalonga is now worth £20m

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony

Peterborough's Darragh MacAnthony has commented on Nottingham Forest star Britt Assombalonga.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has taken to Twitter to claim that Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga is now worth around £20m.

Assombalonga, 23, smashed 15 goals in 29 games for Forest after joining from Peterborough in the summer of 2014, but suffered a devastating knee injury in February 2015 which kept him out for most of last season.

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga applauds the fans at the final whistleNottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga applauds

One goal in four games towards the end of the season gave fans a glimpse of what Assombalonga could do when back to full fitness, and he's returned to his best this season.

With six goals in eight appearances, Assombalonga has been clinical when give a chance, though he's struggled with a hamstring injury on a couple of occasions this season.

Nottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga and Hull City's Sam Clucas in actionNottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga and Hull City's Sam Clucas in action

When fit, Assombalonga is one of the Championship's top strikers, and he could be in line to play for DR Congo at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

Now, Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony – who brought Assombalonga to the ABAX Stadium from Watford in 2013 – has had his say on the striker.

Peterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthonyPeterborough United Chairman Darragh MacAnthony

Assombalonga hit a stunning 33 goals in 58 games for the Posh, earning himself a move to Forest, which cost £5.5m according to BBC Sport, but MacAnthony now feels that the goal machine is worth much, much more than that.

The Irishman took to Twitter over the weekend to respond to questions from fans, and claimed that Assombalonga is now worth around £20m given his goal record and his age – though whether any club would pay that considering his injury problems in recent years remains to be seen.

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