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Man Utd ‘a step forward’ in race to sign Serhou Guirassy in January

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotpur are among favourites to sign Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy during the winter transfer window, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (page 2).

The Guinea international has been in the form of his life this season. He has registered 19 goals and two assists in the space of only 17 appearances across all competitions.

His goal contributions have caught the eye of several European clubs including AC Milan but Gazzetta dello Sport claim that the Premier League clubs are ‘a step forward’.

United and Spurs are mentioned as the leading candidates to sign the 27-year-old striker, who has a release clause of just €17 million which will be active next month.

With Guirassy due to represent Guinea at the African Cup of Nations from mid-January, it is reported that a transfer could be completed in the early days of the transfer window.

Guirassy’s form and price makes him a lucrative target

The former Rennes man has been brilliant for Stuttgart this season and he is a prime reason why the club are placed third in the Bundesliga with 34 points from 16 games.

Stuttgart have tried to persuade to sign a new contract to buy his clause, but the striker has reportedly made the decision to move on when the transfer window reopens.

United currently have Rasmus Hojlund and Anthony Martial as the centre-forward options. The former finally scored his maiden Premier League goal with a late winner against Aston Villa this week.

Hojlund will be aiming to find the back of the net regularly going forward, but United could still invest on Guirassy, considering his blistering form and low release clause.

Compared to their big-money signings over the years, the Guinean would represent a shrewd acquisition and could boost their chances of finishing in the top four this term.

It is most likely that Martial will be sold if Guirassy makes the switch. United could recoup most of the funds spent on Guirassy with the Frenchman’s departure this winter.

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