Middlesbrough complete club-record signing of Britt Assombalonga

Britt Assombalonga of Nottingham Forest celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Fulham at the City Ground on September 17, 2014
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Middlesbrough announce the club-record signing of striker Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest.

Middlesbrough have announced the club-record signing of striker Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest.

The 24-year-old reportedly attracted interest from numerous clubs, including Premier League pair Burnley and Watford, but the recently-demoted Championship outfit have won the race.

While the club have opted against disclosing the fee paid, reports emerged recently claiming that Boro were willing to part with £15m.

"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," Assombalonga told the club's official website.

"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."

The striker heads to the Riverside Stadium having scored 30 goals in 47 starts for Forest in the second tier since 2014.

Britt Assombalonga of Nottingham Forest celebrates after scoring the first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Fulham at the City Ground on September 17, 2014
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