West Ham United have a great chance to sign Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea according to the Daily Mail.

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The 28-year-old has been on the Hammers’ radar since Manuel Pellegrini was in charge at the London Stadium.

West Ham boss David Moyes desperately needs to bolster his centre-forward ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

Michail Antonio is currently the Hammers’ only recognised striker. And that quite simply isn’t good enough for a club with European aspirations.

One player who could be perfect for the job at the London Stadium is Borussia Monchengladbach hitman Alassane Plea.

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

Le10Sport claimed a couple of years ago that West Ham want to sign the French forward. And the Mirror suggested in January that the Hammers are still keen on signing Plea.

Plea joined Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2018 for around £20.4 million (Buli News). He has been a real hit with the German club.

 

His time at Borussia Park could be coming to an end, however.

West Ham could have a great chance to finally land Alassane Plea

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Gladbach are ready to sell the pacy front-man this summer. And the striker himself is keen to leave the Bundesliga outfit.

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

The 28-year-old has been in decent form this season, with 10 goals and five assists to his name in 35 games (Transfermarkt).

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 Plea away from Borussia-Park is unclear, however.

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

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

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