According to Football Insider, West Ham United have made Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy their top target in January, but will need to compete with Manchester United to secure his signature.
West Ham United have found themselves in much better form this season so far in the Premier League and the latest victory over Arsenal at the Emirates has put them in a great position to compete for a place in European football next season with a potential top six finish.
The Hammers are currently sixth in the Premier League table ahead of their upcoming clash with Brighton and Hove Albion in the new year and David Moyes will be thrilled with the progress his team has made after losing key players like Declan Rice in the summer.
Indeed, it hasn’t been plain sailing for the East London outfit this season so far, with mounting injuries meaning that Moyes has been unable to call upon his most influential and impactful players on many occasions, both domestically and on the European stage too.
Having said that, the arrival of new additions like Mohammed Kudus has ensured that West Ham have had the ability to unleash a confident attacking threat on their opponents, which has often paid off, even with Jarrod Bowen playing out of position in the centre-forward role.
Now it looks like Moyes is eyeing up his next fresh face to cause chaos for opponents with Football Insider reporting that the Irons are making Stuttgart star Serhou Guirassy their top striker target in 2024.
The publication reveals that West Ham are set to battle Premier League giants Manchester United to secure the centre forward’s signature in the new year and are desperate to add a proven goal-scorer to their attacking set-up.
It is further noted that the Hammers could land the striker for as little as £18m in January due to a release clause in the player’s contract.
Will Serhou Guirassy sign for West Ham?
There is no doubt that the signing of Guirassy would be a huge statement of West Ham’s desire to compete and break into the top six like Newcastle United and Aston Villa.
Michail Antonio has not only been absent for the majority of the season with injury issues but is now 33 years old and coming to the end of his career on the east side of the capital, paving the way for a worthy successor to lead the forward line.
Over 14 Bundesliga appearances, the 27-year-old goal machine has scored 17 goals, created six big chances and registered one assist, as well as averaging 3.4 shots on goal, 1.8 shots on target, 1.7 key passes and 5.1 duels won per game, as per SofaScore.
An output of that level would be massively advantageous in their quest to not only climb the Premier League table, but to also progress comfortably in the Europa League with the potential of winning their second European trophy in 12 months.
With that being said, it will be no easy challenge to compete with Manchester United, however, there is a tempting project with West Ham and the ability to play with teammates who are just as tenacious in front of goal.