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Hammers Nice Striker Plea

pleaAccording to French Media West Ham are reportedly weighing up a move for Ligue 1 striker Alassane Plea.

French newspaper Le10Sport claims the Hammers are tracking the 23-year-old who scored twice in his first three games for Nice. Despite having ruptured cruciate ligaments, which ruled him out of action for four months, the French player managed six goals and four assists in 19 appearances. He can also play on the wing.

French newspaper L’Équipe makes a similar claim saying both Villarreal and West Ham are interested in securing the services of the OGC Nice striker. He has a €40m (£31m) release clause and a contract that currently runs until 2019. Pléa holds dual Malian and French nationality and has represented France at youth international level.

Last month, Plea struck twice as Nice finished in fourth place in Ligue 1 with a 3-2 victory over Guingamp at the Stade du Roudourou to book his team’s place in the Europa League next season.

One Villarreal blog says “No way we would pay anywhere close to that–I suspect €8m plus variables would be as high as we would go, maybe?”

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Hammers Nice Striker Plea

  1. I can honestly say I have never heard of him.

  2. Way to much money…

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