Nottingham Forest are one of four clubs interested in securing a deal to sign Borussia Monchengladbach forward Alassane Plea, according to RMC Sport.

The Reds will face competition for his signature. Nice and Marseille are very keen, with Everton thought to be the other Premier League club in the race to sign him.

Plea, 29, is available for transfer this summer. He could cost around £7 million which would represent a steal given his reputation across Europe.

The Frenchman has become something of a cult hero at Monchengladbach. He has scored 47 goals and claimed 28 assists from 142 appearances for the club.

Forest interested Plea
(Photo; Christian Verheyen; Borussia Moenchengladbach; Getty Images)

Plea will be out of contract this time next year. As a result, his current club are considering cashing in on their striker to ensure they receive a fee for him.

The striker scored 10 goals last season. He also claimed eight assists from his 35 appearances in the team.

Forest are in need of a new striker. Taiwo Awoniyi has signed for the club but Sam Surridge has been injured and Lewis Grabban has now departed the City Ground.

Steve Cooper will be desperate to ensure his squad is well-stocked for the forthcoming Premier League campaign.

He’s added 11 players to his ranks so far but more will certainly follow before the window slams shut.

Forest interested in securing Plea

This would be a useful signing for the Reds given that he’s a proven striker in a league as brilliant as the Bundesliga.

Plea is an exciting player and as a striker, he’d likely be the type of player to get supporters on their feet.

Forest do need a striker and at £7 million they could complete a bit of a coup by securing Plea.

Forest interested Plea
(Photo; Christian Verheyen; Borussia Moenchengladbach; Getty Images)

Rumour rating: 8/10 – There is a lot to like about this potential deal and Plea is an exceptional striker.

Once again Forest are linked with a player at the same time as Everton and that is becoming a common occurrence this summer.

Forest are in need of another striker. Landing Plea looks like a useful thing for the Reds to do before the season starts.

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