Recently promoted Sheffield United want to sign Britt Assombalonga from Middlesbrough this summer, according to the Northern Echo.
They report that Chris Wilder is keen on the man who cost Boro £15m in 2017 to boost his strikeforce ahead of the Blades’ first season back in the Premier League since 2007.
Boro narrowly missed out on the play-offs on the final day of the season after Tony Pulis underachieved with an experienced and expensive squad, imposing his negative, dull and boring football on the club to boot.
That can’t have been fun for Assombalonga to play in and there’s a feeling he could move to another level playing in a side who create more chances and play to his strengths more.
But Leeds have been so slack in front of goal this season – not helped by constant injuries to Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford – and need a deadly goalscorer.
That’s especially pertinent if they get promoted to the Premier League – in reality, being in the top flight is the only way they’ll be able to compete on a level playing field with bitter rivals United in the transfer market for Assombalonga.
But if they get promoted on the final Monday of May, Leeds should be straight into a transfer tussle with Wilder to try and land Assombalonga.