Calciomercato are reporting that Newcastle United are interested in signing 25-year-old Nice striker Alassane Plea this summer.
The French U21 International has scored 17 goals and has four assists in 43 appearances in all competitions this season.
Plea started his career with Lyon and made his senior debut for them in October 2012 in an away Ligue 1 match against Lorient coming on for Bafe Gomis.
He moved to Nice in 2014 where he has since played 129 times with 40 goals and 22 assists.
Alassane Plea – 25-year-old Nice striker
Rafa will be looking for players who can put the ball into the net over the summer and fits into the counter-attacking way Newcastle play these days.
Plea is flexible and the 5ft 11ins tall player who was born in Lille can also play on the wing.
He will be one of many forwards we will be linked with this summer as Rafa tries to increase the goalscoring prowess of his Newcastle side this summer.
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