Britt Assombalonga: Middlesbrough sign Nottingham Forest striker in club-record deal

Nottingham Forest broke their transfer record to sign Britt Assombalonga in August 2014

Middlesbrough have broken their transfer record to sign striker Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest for a fee believed to be around £14m.

The deal to bring the 24-year-old to Teesside exceeds the £12.7m paid to Dutch side Heerenveen for Brazil striker Afonso Alves in January 2008.

Assombalonga overcame a career-threatening knee injury to score 14 goals in 33 games for Forest last term.

“There’s a good feeling around the place,” he told the club website.