As the summer transfer speculation continues to gather momentum, we find the name of Tottenham Hotspur linked with the acquisition of a striker this morning.
The striker in question is Alassane Plea, a 25-year-old who is currently on the books of the French club, Nice.
With Mauricio Pochettino looking for some competition for Harry Kane and also somebody he can turn to when our star-man is injured, the tabloid publication, the Sun, has picked up on something in the French media source Foot Mercato, which confirms Tottenham’s interest in the player.
However, another news source, Talksport, is inferring that Tottenham may have missed the boat on this deal, insinuating that Plea has already entered into negotiations with the Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach.
Plea, since joining Nice back in 2014, has averaged a goal in every three games, quite a respectable goals-to-games ratio considering he has been used, by Nice, as both a striker and a winger.
But, considering a possible deal, you have to ask whether the player brings anything to the club that we don’t already have.
However, with a fee of £22 million being mentioned, he could be, in these days of over-inflated transfer fees, a bargain if he can make the transition from La Ligue to the Premier League.
My view is that Tottenham should look to pursue a deal but is that a view you concur with?
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