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22nd Jun, 2018 | 5:06pm

Everton must hijack interest in 21-goal centre-forward after £20m-plus bid is reportedly tabled


One of Everton’s main issues last season was in front of goal and they should be going all out to sign a new centre-forward ahead of the next campaign.

The Toffees do have decent options in the likes of Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin to fill the role, but certainly need an extra addition to ensure they are a threat in the final third during most games.

One man that should crop up on their summer transfer radar is Alassane Plea, who has just enjoyed a brilliant campaign for Nice in the French top-flight.

However, they will have to go through Premier League rivals Tottenham to get him, as Foot Mercato reports that Spurs have launched a £22million bid to try sign him this summer.

It is understood that the 25-year-old is a plan B for Mauricio Pochettino’s side to try improve their attack, but Everton should now enter the running by offering him a Premier League opportunity at Goodison Park.

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Plea was in stunning form for Nice last season, scoring 21 goals and supplying seven assists in 49 appearances across all competitions.

He proved his value with four goals in his eight Europa League matches, a competition that Everton really struggled in.

Imports from the French division aren’t always the most successful, but Plea’s pace and power surely mean he would be a good fit for Everton if they decided to hijack Spurs’ interest.

In other Everton news, they must abandon their £40m pursuit and turn their attention to a Championship flyer.

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