Alassane Plea is showing enough in France to justify Everton interest

As reported this week by, Everton are interested in signing Nice striker Alassane Plea during this summer’s transfer window.

What’s the story?

After another disappointing season at Goodison Park, the club will be on the hunt for more Premier League ready talent this summer as they look to compete with the top six sides in the country.

One of their big issues this season has been a lack of goals. Of the top twelve teams in the Premier League table, only Burnley have scored less goals than the Toffees this term.

A player that could give them an attacking boost is Nice striker Alassane Plea, according to

The outlet reckon Everton are one of the teams interested in his services, facing competition from the likes of Newcastle and the similarly limp Clarets.

Rated at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, can the Toffees convince him his future lies on Merseyside?

Who is he?

A former French U21 international, Plea has been something of a late bloomer in Ligue 1, netting double figures in the French top-flight for the first time last season.

This term he’s been more impressive still, scoring 17 goals in all competitions including four in the UEFA Europa League. Also creating six assists, it’s clear the 25-year-old is a man in form.

That form suggests he could be a hit at Everton next term, especially considering his all-round game is strong and isn’t just an out and out poacher.

He would add great depth to the Toffees attack alongside Cenk Tosun and if this is a deal that could happen, they should eagerly pursue it this summer.