Thursday January 4 2018
Villarreal target Nice's Plea

Nice striker Alassane Plea has become a target for Villarreal, who are seeking to replace the outgoing Cedric Bakambu in their squad, say reports.

The 24-year-old has scored five goals and registered four assists for the Ligue 1 club this season while his 11 league goals last season propelled the club into Europe.

A report in L’Equipe outlined how the Yellow Submarine had included the French-Malian striker on their shopping list, valued at around €12m.

Plea started his career at Olympique Lyonnais before joining the southern French club in 2014, where has often partnered Mario Balotelli up front.

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