Britt Assombalonga is a wanted man, and Nottingham Forest are understood to be in the race to resign the Middlesbrough striker.

It is no secret that Assombalonga is wanted by many different clubs, with Steven Gerrard wanting to bring the striker to Ibrox in the summer.

The Athletic have reported that Assombalonga is in fact already on the wish list of Rangers but Chris Hughton wants to bring the striker back to the City Ground.

The DR Congo national team striker is set to leave the Riverside after four years with the club. He signed for the north east side from Forest for £15 million. His goalscoring record has not been the best since he moved as he has scored less than 50 goals on Teesside. He was brought to the club initially to bring the ‘Boro back to the Premier League but it hasn’t worked out.

It is understood Middlesbrough tried to sell the striker in January and looked at a potential swap deal involving Bristol City’s Famara Diedhiou. But the striker’s high wage salary got in the way of the move.

Assombalonga has been left out of the side in recent weeks and Neil Warnock has all but confirmed he will be moved on in the summer.

“Is there an acceptance that he will leave in the summer? Yes, I think that’s been common knowledge for a few months really, from both parties,” Warnock said.

The question now is, where will he end up?

With Forest not looking too likely to challenge for the play-offs next season, teaming up with Gerrard and Scottish champions, Rangers, could be the more appealing move.

The striker does have age on his side, at 28 years old he would benefit either team massively.

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