Irons Face Bidding War for Goal Machine Guirassy

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West Ham United‘s hopes of landing prolific striker Serhou Guirassy this summer could be dashed by the player’s focus on securing the most lucrative contract offer, according to Italian outlet ArenaNapoli.

The 28-year-old Guinean forward enjoyed a breakout season with VfB Stuttgart in Germany’s Bundesliga, netting an impressive 28 goals and playing a pivotal role in their unexpected third-place finish.

Guirassy’s goal-scoring exploits have attracted significant interest from across Europe. West Ham are joined by Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, and Napoli in the race to sign him. A relatively affordable £15.7 million release clause in his contract makes a transfer potentially straightforward, with Stuttgart likely to sanction his departure this summer.

However, according to ArenaNapoli, West Ham might face an uphill battle in securing Guirassy’s signature. The player appears to be prioritising the most attractive financial package, leveraging the strong interest in him and his attainable release clause.

Guirassy is reportedly demanding a hefty salary in the range of £3.5 million to £4.5 million per year, on top of a signing-on bonus. These demands highlight his desire to capitalise on his impressive season.

West Ham’s shortcomings upfront were a major concern last season. The club is actively seeking a proven goalscorer to bolster their attacking options during the summer transfer window.

West Ham must now decide whether to meet Guirassy’s hefty salary expectations. The club needs to weigh the financial implications against the potential benefits of acquiring a striker with a proven track record of finding the net.

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  • Tom Read says:

    £3.5m – £4.5m?? West Ham are paying Danny Ings £125k a week which equates to c.£6.5m so really don’t see what the issue is. Sounds just like gossip drawn up by lazy journalists and agents drumming business

  • Danielson79 says:

    The release close has been in place for the last two windows that we have been chasing him so why we have waited until now when bigger clubs that can offer European football are circling is beyond me. Maybe that’s the fable West Ham Way.

    • rollercoaster hammer says:

      ask yourself why the other clubs have waited until now as well. whatever the answer is, it’s probably the same across the board

  • Pongo says:

    We won’t be making any pricy signings fall stop so you all need to just ignore the same old clap trap we hear every season, the only reason we got kudus and alverez was because we had the rice money.

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