Former Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga has emerged as a transfer target for Rangers.

According to Give Me Sport, the Middlesbrough talisman is wanted by boss Steven Gerrard.

Rangers have romped to the Scottish Premiership title this season and they’ll hope to continue their dominance next season.

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Assombalonga has endured a pretty poor season at the Riverside Stadium; with Neil Warnock seemingly planning for life without him.

The 28-year-old has scored five goals this season but hasn’t found the net since scoring against Forest in January.

When called upon this season he has been the captain but of late, Warnock has preferred other options.

In 159 appearances for Boro, he has scored 47 goals since making a £15 million move to the Riverside Stadium.

Throughout his career he has proved himself as a solid talisman and playing in Europe for Rangers could appeal to him.

 

The Gers will embark on a Champions League campaign next season and Assombalonga would relish that opportunity.

A sizable salary is likely to rule out plenty of teams at Championship level.

He earns a tidy £38,000-a-week at Boro but that is unlikely to deter Rangers from offering him a contract.

Could Forest enter the race?

It seems very unlikely, although some supporters would welcome him back with open arms.

Ultimately, although he’s a proven Championship performer he has been extremely inconsistent.

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Following his goal against Forest in January, Warnock did say he only wishes he saw that Assombalonga on a more frequent basis.

The Reds are likely to start planning more for the future with a younger striker to bolster the ranks.

With that in mind, and considering Assombalonga’s salary, it’s probably one for Forest to steer clear of.

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