West Ham send staff on transfer mission for in-form centre-forward – report

West Ham United and Brighton admirers of Bundesliga record-breaker Serhou Guirassy

West Ham are admirers of Stuttgart forward Serhou Guiassy but could face competition from three other Premier League teams, according to 90min.

The outlet reported (11 October) that both the Hammers and Brighton have dispatched scouts to watch the 27-year-old in action, while Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are keeping tabs.

Guiassy joined Stuttgart permanently this summer after a successful loan from Rennes, but his 13 goals in the opening seven games of the Bundesliga is the biggest haul in Bundesliga history in this period.West Ham

Such a unique and rare record could easily see West Ham fans get carried away with how good Guiassy could be in Stratford, but his consistency does make him a promising potential signing.

His insane goal haul speaks for itself, with the Guinea star even bagging in the German Cup to bring his total tally up to 14 in eight, but with 11 league goals in 22 games last season, he certainly knows where the goal is regardless of his freak record.

Elsewhere, West Ham have a looming striker crisis. Michail Antonio is an ageing asset and could be replaced if a better option comes along, while Danny Ings has not been able to cut it at the top level for West Ham for a number of months. With talk of Jarrod Bowen playing down the middle too, perhaps further investment in this position is needed.

Guirassy is no stranger to European competition, having made 18 appearances across all three UEFA tournaments, scoring seven goals between stints at Rennes and Koln. The Hammers will be eager to recruit players experienced with the tough schedule of European football and who won’t be fazed deep into competitions.

While recency bias could warp some fans’ perspective, there is plenty to get excited about should this move come to fruition. With plenty of other progression-focused clubs eyeing the international up, there must be something about him.

A decent transfer fee for a player in their prime could see the Hammers have yet another new face up top, but hopefully, their next one works out.

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