The 25-year-old forward, who can play through the middle or a bit wider if need be, has been the subject of quite a bit of speculation this summer after bagging 21 goals in 49 appearances last season in a side where he isn’t the main attraction.
Having to make do with playing second fiddle to Mario Balotelli, Pléa would end up having to do the same at Tottenham with Harry Kane, but he would give Mauro Pochettino another option down the left if required.
However, Dahbia Hattabi also points out that the forward isn’t Tottenham’s first choice for the role, with Manchester United’s Anthony Martial their plan A should the opportunity to pick up the 22-year-old present itself.
The French outlet state the two clubs are currently still negotiating the deal, but that an exit for the Nice player is looking ‘more and more likely’.
Bought for only €700k back in 2014, Pléa’s sale at that price would, as RMC Sport put it, be a great ‘plus value’ for the Ligue 1 side, who seem happy to sell both the Frenchman and Mario Balotelli this summer, with the latter said to be in talks with Olympique de Marseille.
Foot Mercato explained last week that Pléa was a plan B for Anthony Martial, who would be Mauricio Pochettino’s first choice, but Manchester United’s reluctance to sell their prized asset, much to the player’s discontent, appears to have forced them to turn to their backup plan.