The Spurs fans in the Transfer Tavern have been turning their noses up at this latest transfer rumour from French outlet, RMC, via Get French Football. Apparently, the Lilywhites are looking to sign Alassane Plea from OGC Nice and have put in a formal bid of £23 million.
#thfc are closing in on signing Alassane Pléa after making a €26M bid for the Nice attacker. [RMC]
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) June 27, 2018
Whilst Spurs are looking at improvements for their squad this summer, the fans aren’t so sure about going in for a transfer from Ligue 1. The last two players that the club signed from France were Clinton N’Jie and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and the fans don’t want a repeat of those moves as both of the forwards failed to make an impact in North London, with N’Jie now back in France with Marseille whilst N’Koudou is the forgotten man in N17.
It is no secret that Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign a new striker. The club has tried and failed twice to find an adequate backup to Harry Kane with Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente both flopping massively. Now though, they could be looking at a different mould in Plea. The Frenchman scored 16 goals in 35 Ligue 1 appearances last season and has made a name for himself as one of the league’s best finishers. The tempt of Champions League football could prove too much to turn down for the striker too and Spurs could easily get their man.
You can read our local Lilywhites’ Plea verdict here:
if he doesn’t improve the starting 11 what is the point? that looks like a west ham signing
— uncle khalid (@xxxporneditor) 27 June 2018
Year after year we still buy second-tier players, I'm tired of this transfer window already
— Matt. (@MattChills) June 27, 2018
He adds depth to the squad but I’d much rather prefer a specific French lad from United uno
— Zach (@20Role) June 27, 2018
Another Nkoudou or N’Jie…
— Sam Howlett (@samhowlett00) June 27, 2018
— Niner Gang (@NinerFaithfulUK) June 27, 2018
we need better than just a "nice attacker" we need world class
— Bottlejobs FC (@BottlejobsFC) June 27, 2018
As you can see, the Tottenham fans in the Tavern would rather their club splashed out on a more recognised forward as opposed to Alassane Plea.