Reported target Britt Assombalonga would be a brilliant signing for Celtic

Neil Lennon, manager of Celtic gestures during the UEFA Champions League First Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match between Celtic and FC Sarajevo at Celtic Park Stadium on July 17, 2019 in...

Middlesbrough hitman Britt Assombalonga is reportedly attracting the interest of Scottish Premiership giants Celtic.

Britt Assombalonga of Rd Congo    during the 2019 African Cup of Nations match between Zimbabwe and DR Congo at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Egypt on June 30,2019.

Celtic could be making their best and most devastating move of the summer with reports suggesting that they are keen on Championship powerhouse Britt Assombalonga.

The Northern Echo have claimed that Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are one of a number of clubs keen on Middlesbrough's record-signing Assombalonga. 

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Simply put, Celtic must push for Assombalonga's signature because a player of his qualities would tear the Scottish Premiership apart. 

 

The 26-year-old, by his standards, did not show his true worth in the Championship last season because he netted only 14 goals in the second tier of English football.

But there was a big reason behind that. Tony Pulis. His very defensive style was very problematic for the attackers, and it even resulted in Boro missing out on a play-off spot. To no-one's surprise, Pulis has since been sacked

For Assombalonga, it would be a completely different kettle of fish up in Scotland because he would be playing for a more attacking and dominant team. 

Britt Assombalonga celebrates after scoring from the penalty spot to put them 1-0 up during the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Middlesbrough at the New York...

Assombalonga can play up top on his own, or he can play alongside another attack-minded player - both situations would suit Neil Lennon and provide the Bhoys with versatility. 

Not only that, Assombalonga's physicality alone would hurt opposition defenders, not forgetting that he has added pace and a natural finishing ability to boot. 

If Celtic sign Assombalonga then they can make him the focal point of the team because he won't just find the back of the net for himself, but he'll also get the best out of those around him. 

Britt Assombalonga of Middlesbrough vies Matt Grimes of Swansea during the Sky Bet Championship match between Swansea City and Middlesbrough at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea on Saturday 6th...

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