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Report: Irons look at Bundesliga forward option

West Ham are allegedly looking at an option for a potential move for Borussia Moenchengladbach winger Alassane Plea claims the Daily Mirror.

The French winger, who can also play as a striker, has returned from injury and has a decent scoring record, with seven to his name so far this season.

He has been continuously linked with the Hammers since 2016 and seems to re-appears in every transfer window.

In 2018 reports suggested that we had bid £27m bid for the then Nice striker but that was dismissed as nonsense by sources close to the club.

Plea has only just returned Borussia Mönchengladbach after suffering from a thigh injury which kept him out for much of December.

The France international has made six starts and six substitute appearances in the Bundesliga for Monchengladbach so far this season, scoring two goals and providing one assist.

The 27-year-old has also scored five goals and provided three assists in six Champions League games this season.

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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

3 comments on “Report: Irons look at Bundesliga forward option

  1. You can’t even trust the sate on the Mirror. We have zero senior specialist strikers so it would be obvious to sign yet another winger. Even Sully isn’t that daft.

  2. I believe we can sign a winger and not a striker. It looks we are going to take a gamble on Dia who is totally unproven and if you look closely at his form in the recent seasons some would describe it as a gamble that will end up being a waste of money. If we want to really back Moyes then I believe the player we need to sign is Sarr, he is perfect for our system, has had a season in England and is beginning to blossom. Bringing in a striker on a long term contract will also block the development of Mipo s it will limit his game time. I thought the days of taking punts were long gone. If you want a striker short term, I would then bring in a striker on loan like Platek from Hertha, top player with something to prove. I don’t see the logic of buying a forward whose record past the current season has been average at best, spend the money on Sarr if we are serious about being a top team. Sarr can cover at 9 too with his pace and power.

    • I agree with you, bud, but I don’t think we can afford him. He’s a very good player but he is a right-sided player and not sure if he is used to playing through the middle. Add to that Moyes’ preference for inverted wingers. He’s a very talented fella though, for sure

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