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Manchester United could look to £25m Alassane Plea, Tottenham and Leicester also keen

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Manchester United could look to £25m Alassane Plea, Tottenham and Leicester also keen

Manchester United could move forward with their move for Leicester and Tottenham target, Alassane Plea, according to a report from ESPN.

The report, which comes from Sky Germany, claims United are eyeing Plea as a potential alternative to Moussa Dembele.

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Tottenham have previously been interested in Alassane Plea, who could now be on his way to Manchester United.  (Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Dembele is in-demand once more this summer, with latest reports claiming United are close to agreeing on a big-money deal to land the former Celtic man.

However, the Red Devils do have alternatives, with Borussia Monchengladbach’s Plea emerging as a fresh alternative.

The 27-year-old has rattled in eight goals this season to go along with some impressive displays upfront for the German outfit. ESPN claims United could land Plea for as little as £25m, making him a cheaper option than Dembele.

Alassane Plea

Alassane Plea is being eyed by Manchester United as a potential alternative signing to Moussa Dembele. (Photo by Cathrin Mueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Frenchman has previously attracted Premier League interest, too. Spurs were interested in signing him a couple of seasons ago, while Leicester are also thought to have watched Plea as recent as this season.

 

Tottenham, meanwhile, could rekindle their interest if they get a whiff that ‘Gladbach are willing to sell. Jose Mourinho is desperate for some good back-up for Harry Kane. Plea, then, could very much fit the bill.

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Could this be another case of Spurs missing their chance to sign a player who could go right to the very top? It looks that way if these latest reports are to be believed.

Plea is obviously someone a number of clubs fancy taking a chance on given the reduced market this summer.

At around £25m, he is, for a striker, a bargain. At 27 he should be entering his prime, too. However, with United now initiating contact, it seems Spurs will once again have to look elsewhere.

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