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Assombalonga agrees Forest move

Highly-rated Peterborough United striker Britt Assombalonga has joined Championship side Nottingham Forest in a £5million deal.

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Peterborough United striker Britt Assombalonga joins Nottingham Forest in £5million move

Britt Assombalonga will join Nottingham Forest tomorrow. Credit: PA

Highly-rated Peterborough United striker Britt Assombalonga has joined Championship side Nottingham Forest in a £5million deal.

The 21-year-old was in Nottingham this afternoon for a talks and a medical, and has now signed a five-year contract at the City Ground.

Assombalonga became Peterborough's club record signing when he joined from Watford for £1.5million last summer.

He scored 33 goals for Posh last season as they made the League One play-offs.

"After receiving what will be a record fee for a League One club and for Posh, I told the Gaffer (Darren Ferguson) I would turn the final bid down.

Once the Gaffer spoke to Britt and his father, it was clear he wanted to progress, speak to Forest and conveyed he was in no way in the right frame of mind for the game against Rochdale on Saturday should this opportunity not be afforded to him.

He will be missed by all of us at the club and we will watch his career go from strength to strength over the coming years, knowing we played a big part in that happening."

– Darragh MacAnthony, Peterborough United chairman

On completing his move, Assombalonga paid tribute to the Posh fans.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the chairman Darragh MacAnthony for granting me this fantastic opportunity with Nottingham Forest. I would also like to thank the manager Darren Ferguson, the football management team and all the staff at London Road for their help, advice and guidance since I joined the football club.

Finally I would like to thank the Posh supporters. Ever since I walked into the club last year, they have been superb and I will always remember that support. I firmly believe the football club can have a fantastic season this year because there are a lot of talented players in that dressing room."

– Britt Assombalonga, Nottingham Forest

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