Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has praised Nottingham Forest after they made an estimated £8 million profit on striker Britt Assombalonga.
The 24-year-old Zaire born goal machine has left The City Ground to join Sky Bet Championship new boys Middlesbrough in a reported £14 million deal.
Forest signed Assombalonga from Peterborough United just under three years ago for a transfer fee believed to be close to £6 million and Posh chairman MacAnthony has hailed The Reds on Twitter for making a profit of over £8 million on the player.
And congrats to @NFFC on good business done on Britt. Brave to pay nearly £6 mill for league 1 striker couple years ago. It paid off 👏🏻!
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) July 17, 2017
The former Watford apprentice joined Forest with just four Sky Bet Championship appearances to his name while the player had previously failed to score a goal in the second tier. Assombalonga became an instant hit at The City Ground with the striker netting 15 goals in 31 appearances in all competitions for The Reds in his first season with the club.
Assombalonga’s time on the banks of the Trent has been blighted by injury and the £14 million transfer fee paid for the player by Boro looks to be good financial business by Forest providing that the club swiftly reinvest that fee in the first team squad.
Peterborough United held on to Assombalonga for little over a year but the frontman is something of a legend at London Road after netting a sensational 33 goals in 58 appearances for The Posh.