Democratic Republic of Congo’s young striker Britt Assombalonga has signed for championship side Middlesbrough from Nottingham Forest for a club record £15m ($20m) fee.
Assombalonga was highly sought after in both the Championship and Premier League because of his prolific goal scoring record.
He had a very successful spell at Forest where he scored 30 goals in 47 starts despite suffering from a spate of injuries.
He’s quoted as saying on the Middlesbrough club website that “the minute I walked in it felt right”.
Assombalonga who recently pledged his international career to DRC even though he’s eligible to play for England, suffered a career threatening injury during the 2015-2016 season but bounced back last term scoring 14 goals in 20 starts for Forest.
He comes from a football family: his dad Fedor played for Zaire (now DR Congo) and his brother Christian turned out for Billericay Town.