Guirassy to Man Utd latest: Romano issues update on bargain goal machine
The Stuttgart striker once again found the back of the net at the weekend, proving that the injury he recently suffered has not derailed his outstanding form this season. His panenka penalty against Werder Bremen took his tally for the campaign to 17 goals and two assists in 12 games in all competitions.
This record has made the 27-year-old one of Europe's most wanted, particularly because of his ridiculous release clause. The striker will be allowed to move in January for a bargain €17.5 million.
In the summer, the striker was already being eyed by bigger European sides, chiefly Ajax and some Premier League outfits, but he decided to remain with Stuttgart, who have become this season's Bundesliga surprise package thanks to the goals of Guirassy and Brighton loanee Deniz Undav.
However, whether the Guinean will again turn down the opportunity to head to England in January remains to be seen. When speaking to the media, he did not rule out a move, which will worry Stuttgart.
Man Utd update
Among the clubs interested in Guirassy are Man Utd. The Red Devils' interest was revealed last week and described as "serious" by Sky Germany. Now, Fabrizio Romano has delivered an update on Erik ten Hag's pursuit of the striker, stating that the possibility of him moving in January is "concrete."
"He [Guirassy] has been discussed [at] Man Utd," Romano told The United Stand, "so there were meetings to discuss the opportunity, to explain to Man Utd how the release clause works. Man Utd are thinking about the possibility to bring in a new striker in [the] January transfer window."
"It's not guaranteed yet, but it's one of the things they are discussing internally and Guirassy is one of the names they have on the table. So, it's a possibility, but let me clarify it's not only Man Utd. There are multiple clubs interested in this boy and also Stuttgart [are] pushing him to stay until the end of the season and then [to leave] in the summer."