Newcastle United keen to sign former teammate of Allan Saint-Maximin

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Newcastle United are reportedly keen to bring in a new striker this January with one of winger Allan Saint-Maximin’s teammates on the Geordies’ wishlist.

That’s according to recent reports in Germany, which claim the newly taken over Premier League side are big admirers of Borussia Monchengladbach striker Alassane Plea.

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Plea, 28, joined the Bundesliga outfit in 2018 following a £21m move from French side Nice, where he spent a year playing alongside St James’ Park favourite Saint-Maximin.

After featuring in 128 matches, in all competitions for Borussia Monchengladbach, Plea has directly contributed to 61 goals.

Following what has been an impressive patch of form, the 28-year-old has now emerged as a candidate to make a move to the Premier League with Newcastle United seemingly front-runners.

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