Report: Leeds United interested in Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga

Britt Assombalonga of Middlesbrough competes for the ball with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Bartosz Bialkowski of Ipswich Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and...

Leeds United, Birmingham City and Swansea City reportedly want Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga in the summer transfer window.

Britt Assombalonga of Middlesbrough looks on during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final:First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May 12, 2018...

Leeds United are interested in signing Britt Assombalonga from Middlesbrough in the summer transfer window, with Birmingham City and Swansea City also keen, according to The Northern Echo.

It has been reported that Middlesbrough will not allow Assombalonga to leave the Riverside Stadium on the cheap this summer.

Competition for Leeds United

Birmingham, Swansea and Leeds all will be aiming to win promotion from the Championship to the Premier League next season, and a striker of Assombalonga would be of massive aid to that cause.

However, Leeds will find it hard to convince Boro sell the former Nottingham Forest striker, especially as Tony Pulis’s side themselves will be aiming to finish in the top six of the Championship next season.

Britt Assombalonga of Middlesbrough shoots over during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final:First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May 12,...

Good signing for Leeds United

Assombalonga knows the Championship inside out, and the 25-year-old former Forest striker would be a brilliant signing for Leeds in the summer transfer widow.

Assombalonga has been on the books of Middlesbrough since the summer of 2017 when he joined from Forest for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £15 million.

The 25-year-old DR Congo international striker played well for Boro last season, as the former Watford man scored 15 goals in 34 Championship starts.

Britt Assombalonga of Middlesbrough beats Gaetano Berardi of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017...

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