Newcastle United are reportedly preparing to lodge a transfer bid for Alassane Plea.
Time is ticking for the Magpies to do business, and only two players have been signed so far.
Kieran Trippier and Chris Wood arrived the the last couple of weeks, but supporters are growing concerned with less than two weeks now remaining in the window.
The Diego Carlos pursuit is taking some time, which is putting many Toon fans on edge.
Hopefully the club pick up the pace, and new faces start to arrive quickly.
It seems Newcastle are ready to make their move for Alassane Plea, who was linked with a move to St. James’ Park earlier this week.
L’Equipe reported Newcastle have interest in the player, who is unlikely to sign a contract extension with his club Borussia Monchengladbach. His current deal expires in 2023.
The Magpies could now be about to put the wheels in motion, with Bild’s Head of Sport Christian Falk reporting the club want to bid for Plea within the next 24 hours.
That information arrived yesterday evening (5.52pm).
Plea has been linked with a move to Newcastle before. Rafa Benitez tried to sign him in the summer of 2018 when he was a Nice player.
Newcastle failed with a bid, and he headed for Germany with Gladbach.
Newcastle must make Gladbach an offer they can’t refuse for Plea
Time is quickly running out for Newcastle to get their deals done.
Hopefully the club will be sending in a bid to Gladbach for Plea at some point today. And it can’t be a lowball offer.
Recruitment officials need to find out his asking price. And also whether he would be keen to make the move or not.
He would be a good addition for the Magpies, and offers a bit more pace and mobility up top than Wood.
Christopher Kramer said a few years ago that Plea ‘scores out of nothing’ (Bundesliga.com). Newcastle could certainly do with someone like that right now.