Serhou Guirassy next club odds: Man United to make sensational swoop?

Harry Kane has scored 31 goals in just 26 league appearances, making him a shoo-in for Kicker-Torjägerkanone. But elsewhere in Germany, someone else is arguably having a more impressive scoring season than Kane.

At time of writing, Serhou Guirassy has scored 22 goals for Stuttgart in 20 appearances. Though he is unlikely to catch Kane, Guirassy has been exceptional. After a look at the latest news around Guirassy, we’ll take a peek at some projected odds for the upcoming Serhou Guirassy next club market.

Serhou Guirassy has scored for fun this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Serhou Guirassy next club – Latest news

Flying high with Stuttgart

Guirassy has taken a path less-travelled onto the radar of Europe’s top clubs. 

The 28-year-old first caught the eye as a teenager at Laval and Auxerre, where he averaged a goal every other game in Ligue 2, while on loan from Lille. He was sold to FC Koln, but struggled to make an impact in the Bundesliga.

A two season move to Amiens followed, before Stade Rennais signed him. Despite limited minutes, he averaged 0.61 goals per 90 in Ligue 1, scoring 10 and 9 goals in 2020/21 and 2021/22 respectively. In summer 2022, Guirassy finally got the opportunity to be the main man, at Stuttgart. In his first season, he scored a respectable 11. 

But 2023/24 has seen Guirassy truly explode. He is scoring a goal every 68 minutes this campaign and has helped his club to a dizzying third place, which would see his club qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2009/10.

A bargain release clause

The danger for Stuttgart, however, is that Guirassy has a release clause of just €17.5m. It is vanishingly rare to be able to sign a player who has scored over 20 goals in today’s transfer market.

Guirassy has, of course, been running hot in front of goal. You don’t score more goals than you’ve played games without doing so. But, Guirassy is still getting on the end of a lot of chances.  His expected goals per 90 of 0.89 is only second to Harry Kane in the Bundesliga.

The volume of chances Guirassy is getting will put paid to any worries in the minds of potential suitors that Guirassy’s goalscoring is just a white-hot streak in front of goal.

Could Manchester United be the Serhou Guirassy next club?
Sir Jim Ratcliffe knows how to spot a market opportunity – Photo by Icon Sport

Serhou Guirassy next club – Latest odds:

Manchester United – 4/1

It was widely reported that Manchester United considered a move for Guirassy in January, as Erik ten Hag’s side looked for another option at number nine, as at the time, Rasmus Højlund had struggled to make the desired impact at Old Trafford. The move didn’t happen for several reasons.

Firstly, Højlund started scoring, diminishing the urgency of the move. Secondly, Guirassy was not actively looking to leave, was focussed on AFCON with Guinea and was happy to help Stuttgart push for Champions League qualification. Finally, United’s January plans were complicated by the shifting ownership situation, and concerns relating to FFP.

The move could happen this summer though. INEOS are happy to take advantage of market opportunities, even on slightly older players, as seen at Nice. Højlund, despite his recent form, is still injury prone and very young. Having Guirassy around could take the weight off his shoulders.

Callum Wilson's time at Newcastle may be up – Photo by Icon Sport

Newcastle United – 5/1

On the face of it, this look a strange move, in that Newcastle already have two excellent strikers in Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak, both of whom are scoring above 0.7 goals per 90 minutes.

But both have question marks above them. Wilson has suffered from injury all season, is 32 and has just a year to run on his deal. Isak, meanwhile, may have to be cashed in on should Newcastle fail to qualify for European football, which is looking likely, to meet the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability Rules.

Guirassy would be a low-cost way of replacing either, and the Magpies could offer him the glory of playing at St James Park and the glamour of Premier League football.

Oliver Glasner knows the Bundesliga inside out – Photo by Icon Sport

Crystal Palace – 6/1

Another Premier League club who will surely look for another striker this summer is Crystal Palace.

With new boss Oliver Glasner in the dugout, Palace have an expert on German football to call upon. And the former Frankfurt manager will be very familiar with Guirassy’s exploits.

Palace could offer Guirassy main-man status in their new era, though their lack of European pedigree could be an obstacle.

Guirassy is a hero at Stuttgart – Photo by Icon Sport

Remain at Stuttgart – 3/2

But perhaps the most likely option, however, is for Guirassy to remain at Stuttgart. The Guinean has never played more than two seasons at the same club, and may relish the opportunity to make a club his home.

Guirassy’s goals, which may well fire the club back to Champions League football, have granted  him hero status in southern Germany. And, in all likelihood, none of the other clubs on this list can offer Champions League football.

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William Evans is a football and politics fanatic. A first-class graduate of UEA's Broadcast and Digital Journalism MA course, he also achieved a first class degree in politics and media studies during his time at UEA.