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Middlesbrough smash club record with £15m signing of Nottingham Forest striker Assombalonga

Middlesbrough smash club record with £15m Assombalo signing
By Eurosport

18/07/2017 at 09:17Updated 18/07/2017 at 09:46

Middlesbrough have signed striker Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest for a club record £15m, the Championship side have confirmed.

The 24-year-old joined Forest in 2014 before sustaining a knee injury that kept him out of action for much of the 2015-16 season. He returned last season, netting 14 goals in 32 league matches.

"I can't wait to get started and train with the boys. I'm glad it's completed and I can focus on what's ahead now," the Democratic Republic of Congo native told Middlesbrough's website. (www.mfc.co.uk).

"I can't wait to meet the manager and get ready for next season. There's a good feeling around the place. From the minute I walked in it felt right."

Assombalonga is new manager Garry Monk's fifth signing of the transfer window as the club look to seal an immediate return to the Premier League after being relegated last season.

Middlesbrough's previous record signing was Brazilian striker Afonso Alves, who joined from Dutch side Heerenveen for around 12 million pounds in 2008, according to British media reports.

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