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Celtic fans react on Twitter to links with Britt Assombalonga

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.

Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga is said to be a target of Celtic boss Neil Lennon.

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.

Celtic fans generally appear to be behind the idea of a move for Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga.

According to the Northern Echo, Celtic want Assombalonga, who Middlesbrough could sell for £15 million.

 

If Celtic were to commit such a big amount of money to signing the striker it would be a massive statement of intent.

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And many Celtic fans are excited by the rumours that the Congolese international could make the switch to Parkhead.

Celtic are in need of a striker and could have a boosted budget if they do sell Kieran Tierney and Olivier Ntcham this summer.

Whether they would put a considerable chunk of their money into signing Assombalonga remains to be seen though.

Assombalonga has hit 28 goals in his last 85 Championship appearances for Boro, but has previously been a very prolific scorer in England’s second tier.

If Assombalonga was brought to Parkhead he would be in competition with the likes of Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths for a starting place.

Britt Assombalonga of Middlesbrough scores his team's 2nd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby and Middlesbrough at iPro Stadium on April 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

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