According to an exclusive report from the Mirror, West Ham United are weighing up a move to sign Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea.

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The Hammers have been searching far and wide for a new striker since selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax last week.

West Ham have been linked with a plethora of names already including the likes of Boulaye Dia (90 Min), Olivier Giroud (Eurosport) and Ismaila Sarr (the Sun).

A new name has allegedly now been added to the list, however.

The Mirror claims that the Hammers are considering a move to sign Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea this month.

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Alassane Plea (Photo by Christian Verheyen/Borussia Moenchengladbach via Getty Images)

West Ham have previously been interested in signing the 27-year-old Frenchman.

Le10Sport claimed a few years back that the East London outfit wanted to sign the former Nice striker.

Plea ended up joining Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2018 for around £20.4 million (Buli News).

 

West Ham to swoop in for Alassane Plea?

David Moyes should certainly be considering the Gladbach hitman.

The Frenchman would be a very useful addition for the Hammers.

Plea has been in fine form this season, with seven goals and five assists to his name in 18 games (Transfermarkt).

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Alassane Plea (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

He can play anywhere along the front-line and that kind of versatility will undoubtedly appeal to Moyes and the West Ham hierarchy.

Quite how much it would take to prise the 27-year-old striker away from Borussia-Park is unclear, however.

More importantly though, how much the Hammers board are willing to offer for Plea is unknown. That will obviously be the deciding factor in our chances of signing the Frenchman.

Let’s hope our board are ready to back Moyes to the hilt this month…as unlikely as that seems.

This would be a really good signing to get over the line. We could do a lot worse than Alassane Plea, that’s for sure.

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