Man United make contact with Leicester target’s agent

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Brendan Rodgers (OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Brendan Rodgers (OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) /

Leicester City want another striker and have been linked with Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea in the past. Now Manchester United may beat the Foxes.

Whether Leicester City need another striker or not this summer, they are intent on signing one if you believe speculation. Many have been linked; the more complicated aspect to understand is that the Foxes don’t require a target man – says manager Brendan Rodgers. Additionally, they don’t want to replace Jamie Vardy as their main man upfront.

Therefore filling that specialized, acquired taste of a role needs a specific person. Alassane Plea is apparently wanted by the King Power side amongst other teams. According to multiple reports, including ESPN, Manchester United may now rival Leicester for the target.

"United chief Ed Woodward has reportedly made contact with the player’s agents to sound out a move."

This campaign the French international attacker has managed to be involved in 15 Bundesliga goals: seven via assist along with netting eight himself. That is impressive stuff, especially as Plea has played as a winger as well. It is no wonder elite outfits desire his signature.

In fact, as this article is being written, Plea scored with less than a minute gone in Gladbach’s initial match back since coronavirus lockdown, versus Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

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It is unlikely that a top pedigree central forward will want to come to Filbert Way with Vardy the premiership’s top goalscorer presently and his first Golden Boot a likely prize. Not to mention Kelechi Iheanacho coming good under Brendan Rodgers, oh, and Ayoze Perez is around, too.

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For France, Kylian Mbappe, Anthony Martial, Alexandre Lacazette as well as an ageing Olivier Giroud are still all ahead of Plea: is it worth spending a fortune gambling on someone who doesn’t play regularly for their country?