Darren Bent has warned Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea that he must be prepared to play second fiddle to Harry Kane if he completes a move to Tottenham.
Plea has had an impressive for Gladbach to date, managing to score nine goals and provide eight assists in 25 league appearances this season (transfermarkt.com).
The centre-forward has been a constant menace for Bundesliga defences all season, and reports indicate that a number of clubs from the Premier League are keen on landing him this summer.
The 27-year-old has apparentlt been on Spurs’ radar for a long time, with the Champions League finalists reportedly making an offer for him in the summer of 2018 while he was still playing for Nice (RMC Sport).
Spurs have been backed to return for the forward this summer but are said to be facing competition from the likes of Manchester United, Leicester City, and Arsenal for the Frenchman’s signature (Bild).
Bent believes Plea will be a great signing for Spurs, having proven himself in German football but questioned why the striker would want to come to North London and be a backup to Kane.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Spurs star said: “The intensity is definitely similar to how it is in the Premier League compared to in the Bundesliga, it’s a brilliant league, it reminds me of the Premier League, I love it.
“He’d be a great signing, someone who knows the intensity it takes to make in one of those top leagues but again, if you’re a centre-forward and you’re going to Spurs, you’ve got to be prepared to play backup for a little bit longer.
“Harry Kane’s there, he’s still young enough so you know you’re not going to go there and play straight away.
“For his development, it might be good to play with someone like Harry Kane but if you’re playing well at the club you’re at at the minute, why would you go and sacrifice that to sit on someone’s bench?”
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Plea is entering the prime of his career at the moment and he will definitely be looking to play regularly rather than being benched by Kane. However, he is one of the few strikers we have been linked with who will have no problems playing alongside the England captian.
Plea has the pace and movement to play on the last man’s shoulders thus allowing Kane to drop deep, while he has also shown that he can also be dangerous playing as a wide-forward as a part of a front three. So, he would give us plenty of options.
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