Tottenham Hotspur fans in the Transfer Tavern will be expecting the side to make a number of additions this summer, and will be starting to become concerned that no one has come into the squad yet.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add to his side to ensure they remain competitive across all the tournaments they are involved in, and have identified a couple of players to help him with those aims.
Spurs have been linked with a move for Manchester United’s Anthony Martial recently, yet according to reports in France, the North London outfit have turned their attentions to someone else, and have even made an offer for him.
And that’s because, according to Footmercato, Tottenham are interested in bringing Alassane Plea to the Premier League, and have reportedly made a £22 million bid for the former France youth international.
And having scored a mightily impressive 21 goals for Nice last term, it’s plausible that the Frenchman may well be able to provide competition to Spurs striker Harry Kane this time round if a move does indeed materialise.
Landlord’s Verdict: The 25-year-old would certainly fit the bill that Pochettino has for his new additions, with a frontman appearing to be a priority for the Argentine.
Plea netted 21 times across all competitions last season, earning him plenty of praise from all across Europe, while he also possesses a lot of pace and power to make life particularly difficult for opposition defenders.
The locals in the Tavern would be happy if they did bring him to the Premier League, should they fail to get Martial, as he would appear to fit the requirements the squad needs, and significantly would come at a fraction of the price.
Tottenham fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know!