Newcastle fans react to reported fresh interest in Alassane Plea

Nice's French forward Alassane Plea (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Nice vs Rennes on april 8, 2018 at the 'Allianz Riviera' stadium in Nice,...

Some Newcastle United fans are sceptical the club can compete for Alassane Plea.

Nice's French forward Alassane Plea (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Nice vs Rennes on april 8, 2018 at the 'Allianz Riviera' stadium in Nice,...

Newcastle United have been named as one of the clubs interested in Nice forward Alassane Plea.

SkySports report Newcastle are competing with West Ham, Tottenham and Fulham for the striker.

Nice's French forward Alassane Plea (C) passes the ball next to Angers' French defenders Romain Thomas (R) and Vincent Manceau (L)  during the French L1 Football match between Angers (SCO)...

West Ham are claimed to have submitted a £27 million bid for the attacker.

This is higher than Newcastle's record spend, and several fans believe they have little chance of signing the Frenchman.

Nice's French forward Alassane Plea celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Troyes and Nice on April 1, 2018 at the Aube Stadium in Troyes.

Landing him would be a  major statement of intent from Newcastle owner Mike Ashley... but he has not done much of this during his time in charge.

Newcastle have made one signing so far this summer, signing Ki Sung Yeung on a free transfer.

Plea would be an exciting addition to the Premier League, having scored 20 goals for Nice last season. 

Here is a look at how Newcastle fans reacted on Twitter to their reported interest in the Plea hunt...

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