Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga has completed his £14 million move to The Reds’ Sky Bet Championship rivals Middlesbrough after passing a medical on Teesside.
The 24-year-old Zaire born hotshot’s move comes as no real surprise with the player having been strongly linked with Boro in recent days.
Assombalonga netted 30 goals in 69 appearances for Forest and his goalscoring talent could be missed at The City Ground. After hearing news that the transfer had been completed, Forest fans took to Twitter to give their views on the deal.
Actually gutted assombalonga has gone #NFFC
— harry (@htattersall99) July 17, 2017
Genuinely thought I had got my head around Britt going and was fine with it. Then it becomes official and I am fuming. #nffc
— FTID (@4evaNFFC) July 17, 2017
Going to miss Britt, one of the best natural finishers since Earnshaw. £14m is good money if it lets us maneuver in the market though #NFFC
— The English Klose (@chriscomben) July 17, 2017
Question is how long before we replace him with a quality ST? Took us 3 years with from earnie departure to britt signing #nffc
— Bradley (@McBrads95) July 17, 2017
When a player wants to go, let him go. It might be ol news but #nffc was the best club in the world, these "players" are nowhere near that.
— Lee Chambers (@TheBedChambers) July 17, 2017
Sad to see Britt go but want to wish him luck with ' boro. Too good an offer to turn down, with double wages and crack at promotion #nffc
— Caz (@Caz_NFFC) July 17, 2017
Disappointing to see Britt go & not sure how you replace him, but £15m for a player that doesn't want to be here is good business. #NFFC
— James Ablewhite (@BargainHuntJim) July 17, 2017
Britt to get an injury in the first three weeks of the season then all these boro fans thinking they're on cloud nine will feel stupid #NFFC
— Sunny Gill (@Gilly_96) July 17, 2017
If Britt had gone to a PL club, I'd have probably wished him well as that's ambitious but he hasn't & it's all about £££ to me🐍#NFFC
— (((AJ)))❄️🇪🇺🌹 (@SnowflakeAJ_87) July 17, 2017
Forest signed Assombalonga for a near £6 million transfer fee from Peterborough United in August 2014 after the player had netted 33 goals in 58 appearances for The Posh.