Norwich City transfer rumours: Canaries launch £7m bid for Britt Assombalonga
PUBLISHED: 12:26 11 July 2016 | UPDATED: 13:48 11 July 2016
Norwich City have targeted Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga, with the Canaries making a reported £7m enquiry for the Reds' hitman.
The Sun claim on Monday Alex Neil is interested in the forward and Norwich have launched a bid for the striker, who had a prolific spell at the City Ground cut short by a long term injury lay-off.
The powerful frontman scored the winner in Nottingham Forest’s final Championship game of last season - in only his fourth senior outing of the campaign - after a 14-month lay-off for a broken kneecap. Prior to that spell on the sidelines the 23-year-old had smashed 15 goals in 32 games in the second tier after a big-money £5.5m move from Peterborough United - including the equaliser in Norwich’s 2-1 Championship defeat in the East Midlands in November 2014.
Norwich were heavily touted with both Dwight Gayle and Steven Fletcher earlier in the summer before both moved onto Championship rivals Newcastle United and Sheffield Wednesday respectively.
Neil has Cameron Jerome, who signed a longer term Carrow Road deal this summer, along with Kyle Lafferty and Ricky van Wolfswinkel as his senior strikers but both Lafferty and van Wolfswinkel have barely featured under the Scot.
City have yet to make any fresh signings but are in talks with Liverpool starlet Sergi Canos over a reported £2.5m deal, plus add-ons.