April 16, 2024

Newcastle United may have to wait if they want to land reported target Serhou Guirassy from VfB Stuttgart.

Serhou Guirassy, a striker from Guinea, has drawn interest from several major European teams following his incredible start to the season, in which he broke Robert Lewandowski’s record for the most goals scored at the beginning of a season.

The 27-year-old has been connected to Newcastle on several occasions in recent weeks, but a German source now suggests that the Magpies could have to wait.

Newcastle’s lack of depth up front has been exposed already this season

After losing Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson to injury at the same time, Newcastle’s lack of depth when it comes to strikers was exposed this season and that’s something that Eddie Howe is likely keen to address sooner rather than later.

It was therefore expected that if Newcastle truly are interested in Guirassy then they’d make their move next month when the transfer window opens.

There’s a £15m release clause in play which would make the move easier for the Magpies, but if the player wants to remain at Stuttgart and see out the season, which may now be the case, they may have to wait until the summer, by which time Newcastle may well have moved on to other, younger options.

If Guirassy doesn’t come to Newcastle in January he probably won’t at all

Although West Ham and Manchester United are reportedly interested in Guirassy joining the Premier League, the German website Fussball Transfers also notes that remaining put is a very real option.

Since Guirassy is at the upper end of the age range that Newcastle would typically recruit, as we have mentioned, it may feel like now or never for both Newcastle and Guirassy. However, with the Adidas deal and several other commercial partnerships coming into play, as long as Newcastle can maintain their European status, the transfer budget should be fairly healthy in the summer.

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Obviously, that doesn’t mean that the club will abandon their measured approach to transfers, but the idea that the PIF will at some point want to make a statement signing that shocks the world of football isn’t going away, and they’re likely going to want to do that ASAP.

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