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West Brom eye up Middlesbrough forward Britt Assombalonga

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West Brom are in the hunt to sign Middlesbrough forward Britt Assombalonga, according to the Sun.

The newspaper claims on their website that Burnley are also eyeing up the 25-year-old, who cost Boro £15million (BBC Sport) when they signed him from Nottingham Forest last year.

It is understood that Baggies boss is desperate for new players ahead of the transfer deadline next week, but would more than likely have to cash in on to be able to afford Assombalonga.

Good move for West Brom?

Assombalonga has been one of the most deadliest strikers in the over the last few years and it is no surprised that Middlesbrough spent £15million on him last summer.

He scored 15 goals in 47 appearances across all competitions last term, in what was if anything a quiet season for the one-time DR Congo international.

West Brom already have Rodriguez and Salomon Rondon on their books and Assombalonga is not really an improvement on either of them, who have proven themselves in top-flight football before.

If one leaves, Assombalonga would be a decent addition, but the Baggies should not cash in on one of their current strikers with the sold purpose of signing the Boro ace.

This is Futbol rating 7/10

Likely to happen?

West Brom are not under pressure to sell any of their players.

Rodriguez and Rondon are two of the biggest professionals at The Hawthorns and it is unlikely that they will try to force a move away before the deadline next week.

In that case, a move for Assombalonga is unlikely.

This is Futbol rating 4/10

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