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Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United 'miss out on Alassane Plea'

A report claims that Alassane Plea is to join Borussia Monchengladbach from Nice, despite bigger offers from Premier League clubs.

Nice attacker Alassane Plea has reportedly rejected interest from Premier League clubs to instead join Borussia Monchengladbach.

The 25-year-old is believed to have been on the radar of Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, while Fulham and West Ham United have also been linked in the past.

According to Get French Football News, however, Gladbach have surprisingly won the race after reaching a £20m agreement with Nice, which will also see Lyon receive around £3.5m as part of their sell-on clause.

Plea, who scored 21 times in Ligue 1 last season to help the Eagles to an eighth-place finish, is said to have agreed terms of a four-year deal.

Teams from England are understood to have offered more for the player, but Nice respected his wishes to move to the Bundesliga.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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