A report from England over the weekend has credited Manchester United and Arsenal with an interest in Alassane Plea
Alassane Plea impressing with Gladbach
Plea would join current side Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2018, departing Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice for a fee believed to be around £20m.
Plea has since gone on to notch just over a century of appearances for the German side.
In said ties Plea has found the net 36 times whilst also providing 20 assists.
Plea is a centre-forward by trade. However, he is also more than capable of lining out on the left and right flanks, something he has done on a number of occasions during his stint at the Borussia-Park.
Plea eyed by Man United & Arsenal
Now, it appears that, as mentioned above, Plea is garnering interest from some top Premier League sides.
According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United and Arsenal are among the clubs monitoring Plea, whose current deal at Gladbach runs until the summer of 2023.
The DM add that Plea is ready to leave Germany and could be available for a relatively low fee of around £15m.
Is Plea the right man for either outfit, though? The Lille-born Frenchman is a decent striker, but he is not what you would describe as prolific.
And Manchester United especially look to be in dire need of a top striker to help shoulder some of the goalscoring burned placed on Anthony Martial, which will of course be exacerbated further when/if Edison Cavani departs the Manchester outfit.
So, though Plea may represent a fairly cheap option, United could be better severed spending a bit more to secure a younger, more prolific striker.
As for Arsenal, Plea does not appear to represent much of an upgrade, if any, on Alexandre Lacazette. And with the pair of a similar age, perhaps the Gunners would be better served just offering Laca a new deal.