Plea confirms foreign move hopes


Alassane Plea has confirmed that he would eventually like a move away from French Ligue 1 side Nice to play football in a new country.

The 25-year-old former France Under-21 international striker moved to Nice from Lyon in summer 2014 and initially struggled for goals until the 2016-17 campaign when he was the team’s top scorer until he picked up a season-ending knee injury in the February.

Plea still managed 14 goals in all competitions that season and has already scored 15 so far this term which has resulted in interest from rival clubs.

And, when quizzed over whether he would like to leave Nice at some point, he told RMC: ‘I have always said that going abroad would be something that would please me.

‘One day, I hope to go, see another country, another football culture, learn another language and other things… That would make me enormously happy.

‘Now, I have stages to reach. This is my fourth season at Nice. I hope to complete this season. Injuries have previously stopped my progression. After that, we will see. If one day, there is a super club that wants me, we will see what is possible.’