Tottenham Hotspur face a battle to sign Nice attacker Alassane Plea as West Ham United have launched a £27m bid, according to Sky Sports News.
The 25-year-old has been a relatively unknown figure on English shores, but he has seemingly attracted the attention of some Premier League clubs.
Tottenham are believed to be one, but West Ham have taken the first step by submitting a bid worth £27m, according to Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol.
West Ham United have made bid worth £27m for Nice forward Alassane Pléa
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 1, 2018
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It is easy to see why clubs have been impressed by Plea due to his performances for Nice in the 2017-18 campaign.
In 48 appearances in all competitions, the forward scored 21 goals, 16 of which were struck in Ligue 1, and created seven assists.
Not only have West Ham tabled an offer, but reports add that Borussia Monchengladbach have had one bid denied, while Newcastle United hold an interest.
Mauricio Pochettino could do with recruiting a new attacking player, and there is no doubt that Plea has skill and ability to find the back of the net on a consistent basis.
However, with the level of interest, it is unlikely that this deal would be a smooth one, and the North London outfit could find themselves spending too much time in a bidding war when they could be focusing on other areas of the pitch to strengthen.
Tottenham are not in desperate need of a goalscorer considering the fact that Harry Kane netted 30 times in the Premier League last season.
Also, no disrespect to the clubs who are pursuing Plea, but Spurs are a higher calibre outfit, so perhaps it is concerning that only mid-table teams are interested.