West Ham United have entered the race to sign Tottenham target Alassane Plea according to Sky Sports. The report claims that the Hammers have submitted a bid of £27m for the Nice striker amidst interest from two other Premier League clubs.
Newcastle United and Fulham are also keeping tabs on the former France U21 striker, who scored 21 goals for Nice in all competitions last season.
Plea seems to be one of the players being targeted by the London clubs, with us reportedly bidding for the Frenchman.
We do require cover for Harry Kane next season and Plea would be a decent option to have on the bench. However, the French striker would get a lot more playing time should he move to the other clubs interested in him.
Manuel Pellegrini has taken over at West Ham and that might seem like an attractive proposition to players but for player development, there is no club better than ours.
We also have the Champions League as an added attraction, so if Plea does want to play in the best club competition in football, he would have to come to Tottenham.
The worst scenario could see us having to enter a bidding war for the player, which would drive up his price, and that is something which Daniel Levy would not be too happy with.