According to reports in France, Crystal Palace could rekindle their interest in striker Alassane Plea after it was revealed that Borussia Mönchengladbach will allow him to leave for a hammer price.
The 28-year-old has been with Die Fohlen for three years after Gladbach Nice paid 25 million euros for his services. The man with an international match for France started well with 12 goals from 28 Bundesliga starts and 34 appearances in the 2018/19 season. He also won his only international match for Les Blues that season, replacing Olivier Giroud late against Uruguay.
But the Lille-born ace seemed to neglect the pecking order in the next few campaigns. He has been seen 27 league games and scored 10 goals in 2019-20.
And he only had 19 starts and scored six goals last season. Inevitably, his future is in Borussia-Park.
As early as April it was reported that he can be left in the off-season. West Ham was considered enthusiastic.
And last year, both Manchester United and Tottenham were mentioned in connection with the attacker. Palace was also linked, but its price seemed prohibitive.
Aim after The team (via Sports Witnesses) Germans might now be ready to accept just 15 million euros to get a deal across the line. The same release reveals that Gladbach gave the former Lyon player an “exit pass” this summer.
And he was reportedly “approached” by Palace at the start of the current transfer window. There is no word of an offer. But if the stated price turns out to be correct, you may not be far.
VSCompetition for the signature of the plea expected
Patrick Vieira is now at Selhurst Park Hotseat after Roy Hodgson decided to step down. The charismatic Frenchman will try to use his magic in the market to strengthen his squad.
Center-back Marc Guehi has has completed his £ 18m move from Chelsea. And many others have been associated with the south Londoners.
plea could be the next man to arrive, but the capital city outfit aren’t his only admirers. There is interest from the Ligue 1 clubs Rennes and Lyon.
He has never played in the Premier League before but seems fit for English football. The Frenchman has an eye for goals and the ability to bring others into play.
The pandemic means finances are tight across the football world. And Plea could be a bargain for any club this summer.
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