Man United join race for €25m-rated Bundesliga centre-forward

Man United and Arsenal are closely monitoring Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea as the team eye attacking reinforcements in the summer transfer window. A product of the Lyon setup, France international had stints at Auxerre and Nice before he signed for Gladbach in the summer of 2018, in a deal worth £21m.

Alassane has not exactly been prolific in his three-year stint in Bundesliga but has been a fairly consistent performer, racking up 36 goals and 20 assists in his 104 games till date. The ongoing season has seen Plea accumulate a tally of 11 goals and 5 assists from 36 matches across all tournaments.

Able to play anywhere across the frontline, the 28-year-old centre-forward’s versatility, ability to link up play with those around him along with his blistering pace make him a key asset to the Bundesliga club. However, heading into the summer, the French striker’s future at Borussia Park is far from certain.

Alassane will be out of contract in a little over a year and there is a feeling that he could be allowed to leave in the upcoming transfer window, for a reported transfer fee of nearly £15m. This development has seemingly alerted both Man United and Arsenal, who are closely tracking the situation.

The Red Devils are in the market for a new winger as Anthony Martial has failed to produce the goods once again in front of goal while Edinson Cavani, who arrived on a free transfer last summer, could be on his way out when his current deal expires.

While Mason Greenwood has done well of late, another consistent source of goals is something that the Norwegian manager & co. need to take the next step in their development.