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Posh complete record Assombalonga swoop

Peterborough United have smashed their transfer record to land Britt Assombalonga
Peterborough United have smashed their transfer record to land Britt Assombalonga Credit: PA

Peterborough United have broken their transfer record to land highly-rated striker Britt Assombalonga for Watford.

Posh have officially paid an undisclosed fee for the 20-year-old, but chairman Darragh MacAnthony confirmed on his personal twitter account that the fee exceeded the amount paid for Tyrone Barnett back in 2012.

Assombalonga, who enjoyed a successful spell on loan with Southend United last season, has signed a four-year contract at London Road.

United manager Darren Ferguson told the club's official website that Assombalonga could be a star of the future.

"We identified him, we have had him watched, he did very well at Southend and Watford thought very highly of him.

"He has a lot of potential the boy, he is strong physically, good pace, good finisher and a really nice lad. He ticks all of the boxes. He has improvement in him, but I don't think people will be too surprised, because it fits our criteria."

McLeish denies Nottingham Forest resignation rumours

McLeish has denied he is quitting Nottingham Forest
McLeish has denied he is quitting Nottingham Forest Credit: PA

Nottingham Forest manager Alex McLeish has moved to deny rumours that he is resigning after chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi blocked Peterborough winger George Boyd's transfer two hours before the transfer deadline due to a failed eye test.

Boyd had reportedly agreed terms with Forest and passed a medical after a £500,000 fee was accepted but then failed an eye test.

But according to the club's website McLeish insists he is looking forward to his return to St Andrews against Birmingham.

The Scot caused controversy when he moved across Birmingham to rivals Aston Villa.

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