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Norwich City could bid for Nottingham Forest striker

Norwich City could be set to bid for Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga, according to Mail Online.

Norwich had a bid of £7 million for Assombalonga rejected last month and instead turned their attention to Fulham striker Ross McCormack.  However with Aston Villa bidding for the Scot today, Norwich may have to turn back to Assombalonga if they are to sign a striker this summer.

Assombalonga began his career with Watford, but made only four league appearances for the club.  The striker was loaned out to Wealdstone, Braintree Town and Southend United, doing well at each of these clubs.

In July 2013 Peterborough United broke their transfer record to sign Assombalonga from Watford, with the move turning out to be a very good decision from the club.  The striker scored 33 goals in 58 appearances in his only season with Peterborough, 23 of these goals being scored in League One.

Nottingham Forest then signed Assombalonga for a fee of £5 million, potentially rising to £8 million depending on various clauses.  Assombalonga continued his good form in the Championship, scoring 15 times in 29 appearances before suffering a knee injury in February 2015 that kept him out for 14 months.

Assombalonga made his return in April 2016 and scored his first goal of the season, the winner against MK Dons.  Having just got Assombalonga back from injury after a difficult season without him, Forest will not want to lose their star man.

Norwich are looking to sign a striker to lead their push back up to the Premier League at the first time of asking.  If Ross McCormack signs for Aston Villa, Forest may find it hard to keep hold of Assombalonga.

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