Spurs fall behind in race for £22m forward

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Borussia Monchengladbach have opened talks to sign Alassane Plea, who is also wanted by Tottenham.

According to French newspaper Nice-Matin, Tottenham made a bid of around £22 million for the striker earlier this week. However, the player’s contract contains a £43.8million release clause.

Matin had a prolific season in France, scoring 16 goals in 35 Ligue 1 appearances during the last campaign.

Nice president Jean-Pierre Riviere has since given the striker the green light to leave this summer, should they receive an acceptable bid.

However, it looks as if Spurs have fallen behind Monchengladbach in the race to sign the 25-year-old who is keen to test himself outside of France.

Personally, I’d rather avoid signing another player who seems to have done well in France but is unproven outside of Ligue 1. We only have to say the names Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Clinton N’Jie.

We need a striker who has a proven track record, who can come in and help relieve the goalscoring burden from Harry Kane. I’ll be disappointed if we don’t go out and break the bank for unhappy Manchester United forward, Anthony Martial.

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  1. The problem with signing a proven strikers with a proven track record as you put it is that they are expensive and don’t always work out, plus tend to be older so not leaving much scope of they don’t hit the ground running: Llorente and Soldado immediately spring to mind.
    I know the flip side of that is Janssen, N’Jie and N’Koudou, least these players if successful would have had a full career ahead of them. Llorente and Soldado were always on the decline.
    I’d like to see us go for Martial or Rashford but It’s won’t sell to us.
    We could go big on Dybala but I doubt it!
    So we look at Rebic, Plea or alternatively Dembele (Celtic)


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