West Ham United rival Manchester United in Serhou Guirassy chase

West Ham United are prepared to battle rivals for the signature of Serhou Guirassy, who is available for as little as £18 million.

According to Football Insider, West Ham United are serious contenders for Serhou Guirassy and could battle rivals for the 27-year-old Manchester United target. Hammers boss David Moyes remains intent on signing a new striker to improve his attacking options, with the Stuttgart goal-machine available for £18 million.

Serhou Guirassy to leave Stuttgart?

Serhou Guirassy is seriously considering a new challenge at a bigger club and could leave Stuttgart as a result. The report mentions an £18 million release clause in his contract, although previous stories had indicated it was actually £15 million.

Either way, it’s a snippet for Premier League sides to sign Guirassy, who has been one of Europe’s most in-form strikers. He already has 17 goals for Stuttgart in the Bundesliga and has already rejected the idea of signing a new contract at the club.

Tottenham are keen on the 27-year-old Manchester United target, while there are several others, including AC Milan, trying their best to acquire him. Guirassy reportedly wants €4 million a year in wages to join his next club, meaning the Premier League sides could see themselves in front of the queue.

Manchester United also hold an interest, with Erik ten Hag eager to add to his attacking setup. They can ponder approaching and triggering his release clause, although West Ham is also pondering the same and could battle it out for the striker.

West Ham enters the race for Guirassy

David Moyes desperately seeks a new striker following Michail Antonio’s injury and the lack of trust in Danny Ings. The latter has yet to score in the last 17 games, and since the Jamaican suffered a knee problem on international duty, Jarrod Bowen has successfully taken over the role.

Yet, the manager seeks a proper centre-forward as Guirassy’s name features on their shortlist. Eddie Nketiah was also a target, but Arsenal are intent on keeping him.

Others like Sasa Kalajdzic also remain a target, but now the Hammers are keen on battling it out for Guirassy. The club are aware of the conditions for signing the Stuttgart striker and could show readiness to pay the striker the required wages to seal the move.

For now, Guirassy will presumably have plenty of options to consider. Yet, he must give West Ham a thought and consider the prospects of playing regularly in the Premier League before making his decision.

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