Celtic are reportedly tracking Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga according to Football Insider.

The Championship side are looking to gain some funds to reinvest in their squad and they see Assombalonga as one of their main assets and could be willing to cash in on the striker.

Assombalonga has also had a spell with Nottingham Forest being joining the North East side and has been prolific with both clubs. He is now thought to be one of the top transfers being targeted by Celtic boss Neil Lennon.

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The SPL Champions are looking to bolster their striking options as they aim to ease the goalscoring burden on last season’s top goalscorer Odsonne Edouard.

The DR Congo international is a powerhouse type forward and has proven himself at Championship level and Lennon looks set to progress with a deal for the hitman.

Assombalonga has been an integral part of the Middlesbrough side during his time at the club and has finished as Boro’s top scorer in each of his two seasons following his £15million move from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2017.

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The 26-year-old has also enjoyed a prolific spell at Peterborough earlier in his career where he scored 33 times in 58 appearances for the Posh giving him an impressive strike rate.

Despite Jonathan Woodgate’s side having a relatively good season in 2018/19 finishing just outside the play-offs, they always struggled for goals and were one of the lowest scorers in the top half of the Championship.

To lose their top goalscorer would be a huge blow and with sometimes being cast out of favour under previous manager Tony Pulis, the striker may look for a new challenge elsewhere.


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