Newcastle United fans can take encouragement from Alassane Plea chase

Nice's French forward Alassane Plea celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Nice versus Rennes on April 8, 2018 at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice,...

Newcastle United should have allayed some concerns by going after Alassane Plea this summer.

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,...

Even if Newcastle United are unable to get Alassane Plea, the St. James’ Park crowd can take encouragement from the reports that they have made a bid for the French forward.

Newcastle are said to be attempting to buy the forward from Nice, with a second bid expected in the near future.

Newcastle’s first offer for the striker was reportedly turned down, but Rafael Benitez’s side are still hopeful that a deal could be done, as reported by the Northern Echo.

Nice's French forward Alassane Plea celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Nice at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on...

And the news that Newcastle are going for Plea should offer encouragement to Magpies fans.

Plea is a step up in level from the players which Newcastle have been targeting in recent times.

The striker scored 21 goals last term in France, and has a host of Premier League sides chasing him.

Nice's French forward Alassane Plea (L) vies with Rennes' French midfielder Sanjin Prcic (R) during the French L1 football match Nice vs Rennes on april 8, 2018 at the Allianz Riviera...

Newcastle have put their name in the hat for the forward, and even if they are unsuccessful, their pursuit of the striker should allay some fears.

Newcastle have proven just by going for Plea that their ambition is increasing, and they also should have cast any fears over Rafael Benitez’s budget this summer aside, after making a sizeable offer.

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