Wolves are now the second favourites to sign Nottingham Forest’s Britt Assombalonga according to odds released by Sky Bet.
The 24-year-old striker was a big signing for Forest back in 2014 and while he was in great form for them back then, it was derailed when he suffered a serious injury that ruled him out for over a year. Some players struggle when they return from such a long lay-off, but Assombalonga got back to it like he was never gone. This season saw him score 14 goals in 33 appearances with this being enough to stop the club being relegated from the Sky Bet Championship. It also earned the forward 33rd place on our Best Players of the EFL list.
This has led to interest from Forest’s Championship rivals Middlesbrough, with reports stating that their new head coach Garry Monk wants to make Assombalonga his first signing. This means that they have been priced at a very understandable 1/1 to be the team that signs the former Peterborough United man. But they aren’t the only team that the bookies think might be signing him during this transfer window.
The team now tipped to sign Assombalonga should Middlesbrough be unable to wrap up a deal for any reason are Wolves, with them being given a price of 8/1 to sign him. It does make some sense as the club do have a large budget and could be one of the teams willing to pay the fee that Forest would demand for their star asset. Also priced to sign Assombalonga are Sunderland, 12/1, Burnley, 16/1 and Hull City, 20/1.