Report: Fulham making moves to sign Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga

Scott Parker, Caretaker Manager of Fulham shows appreciation to the fans after the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage on March 17, 2019 in London,...

Britt Assombalonga is expected to leave Boro and could have a new Championship club in Scott Parker's Fulham.

Middlesbrough forward Britt Assombalonga (9) during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park, Birmingham on Saturday 16th March 2019.

Fulham see Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga as the ‘ideal’ signing this summer as the Cottagers aim to make a success of their return to the Championship, according to the Northern Echo.

Despite the departure of manager Tony Pulis, with whom Assombalonga was rumoured to have a strained relationship, the club-record signing is still expected to leave the Riverside with a number of clubs expressing an interest in the £15 million man.

 

Sheffield United have made the former Nottingham Forest talisman a top priority and The Blades surely have an advantage over fellow suitors Fulham, given that Chris Wilder’s side will be playing Premier League football next season.

Fulham should have plenty of funds to compete for Assombalonga’s signature, however, given that they are expected to sell star striker Aleksander Mitrovic for at least £20 million.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 12:Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham FC (9)

And the 26-year-old could be Mitrovic’s perfect replacement, given that he has an eye-catching record in the Championship.

Assombalonga has scored 28 league goals in two seasons in a pragmatic Boro side; just imagine the damage he could cause alongside Tom Cairney and co at Craven Cottage.

Britt Assombalonga in action for Boro during the FA Cup match between Middlesbrough and Newport County at the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough on Saturday 26th January 2019.

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