VfB Stuttgart’s star striker, Serhou Guirassy, has turned down a contract extension from his current club, fueling speculations about a potential move to Manchester United in the January transfer window.
Manchester United faces a pressing need to bolster their goal-scoring options in the upcoming weeks to make a meaningful impact this season.
Despite a prolific performance in the Champions League, Rasmus Hojlund has struggled to find the back of the net in the Premier League, yet to open his goal-scoring account in England’s top flight.
The attacking trio of Marcus Rashford, Antony, and Anthony Martial, along with the absence of Jadon Sancho due to disciplinary issues and Amad Diallo’s injury, has left United seeking a solution in the January transfer market.
Earlier reports suggested that Serhou Guirassy is on the radar of the Red Devils.
The 27-year-old striker has been in sensational form, scoring 18 goals and providing two assists in 14 appearances across all competitions for Stuttgart this season.
With a modest release clause of approximately €17.5 million that can be triggered in January, Guirassy has become a coveted target.
German journalist Christian Falk disclosed that Stuttgart attempted to extend Guirassy’s contract to protect his market value, but the player declined the offer. Falk stated, “Serhou Guirassy (27) has rejected a new offer from his club.
VfB Stuttgart tried to buy his release clause (€17.5 million) from him. Guirassy is ready for the next step. Interested clubs include Manchester United, Newcastle, and Borussia Dortmund.”
Guirassy’s refusal of the contract extension raises the possibility of a move to Old Trafford, signaling a potential opportunity for Manchester United to secure his services.