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Rangers: Gers favourites to sign Britt Assombalonga

Rangers: Gers favourites to sign Britt Assombalonga - Rangers Transfer Rumours

According to TEAMtalk, Glasgow Rangers are now favourites to complete the signing of Middlesbrough striker Britt Assombalonga.

Gers eye Assombalonga

The Gers had previously been linked with a move for the 28-year-old, who is out of contract at the Riverside Stadium at the end of the season (Transfermarkt).

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It is now being reported that the 55-time Scottish champions are the favourites to sign the DR Congo international. TEAMtalk added that the forward is willing to take a substantial pay cut to move to Ibrox.

Bargain

Assombalonga has had a generally good career to date. Throughout his time in the game, he has managed 131 goals, and he would arguably have had plenty more had a serious injury not stopped his development. After Middlesbrough spent £15m on him in 2017 (BBC), he has perhaps not lived up to expectations, but 47 goals in 161 games is far from an abysmal record.

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At 28, he still has a good few years left ahead of him and, if he could retrieve his best form, he could be a fantastic signing for the Gers. His wages would be a problem – he is believed to be earning £38,000 per week in the northeast of England (salarysport.com) – but his agreement to take a pay cut would surely solve that problem.

As Ross Wilson plans ahead for the coming seasons, it remains to be seen whether he can capture Assombalonga, but the striker has shown enough to suggest that he could be a good coup for the Gers if they lure him to Ibrox.

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