Manchester United have made contact to sign VfB Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy in the January transfer window, according to journalist Florian Plettenberg.
Earlier this month, the Guardian journalist Ed Aarons claimed that Newcastle are also keen to sign the 27-year-old striker, but it looks like the Red Devils have moved quickly.
The Sky Germany journalist claims that United have enquired about the striker, and they are aware of the financial details now.
It would take a fee in the region of £17.7m to sign Guirassy who is among the top candidates to leave Germany in the winter transfer market.
As of now, no verbal agreement has been reached yet, but the former Rennes striker is open to concrete talks with the Red Devils next month. His original plan was to stay in Germany for the rest of the season, but his departure looks increasingly likely.
🔴 News Serhou #Guirassy: ManUtd has inquired about him! They are aware of the financial details now!
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) December 9, 2023
The Red Devils are steadily climbing up the league table after a poor start to the season. Erik ten Hag still needs more quality players to challenge for the top four spot, and signing another striker is necessary.
During the summer transfer window, the Red Devils spent big money to sign Rasmus Hojlund. The young striker has done well in the Champions League, but he has yet to fire in the Premier League for United.
Marcus Rashford has struggled for form and consistency this season, while Anthony Martial remains an enigma. In such a scenario, the club are looking to sign a striker who can score regularly.
Guirassy has been in tremendous form this season, having managed 18 goals in all competitions already.
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