Arsenal eye exciting French striker as agent makes teasing ‘bargain’ claim

Date published: Monday 18th May 2020 7:50 - Jonny Whitfield

Arsenal are interested in a move for recently-relegated Amiens striker Serhou Guirassy, according to a report, with the player’s agent describing him as a “bargain” swoop.

Guirassy, 24, moved to Amiens from German side FC Koln last summer following a loan spell at the club in January and he has impressed, with nine goals and an assist in his 23 top-flight appearances.

According to the Daily Mail, however, the Frenchman wants a move to the Premier League after Amiens were relegated following the curtailment of the Ligue 1 season last month.

The newspaper says that Arsenal are closely following Guirassy ahead of a potential swoop, although the Gunners are looking to cut down on transfer fees given the financial uncertainties in the sport.

In what will be a boost to the north London side, Guirassy‘s agent, Mark McKay, confirmed that there are several clubs in England and across Europe who are interested in his client.

“A number of clubs in England and across Europe have shown an interest in Serhou after he performed so well for Amiens,” the agent said.

“In the current climate due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic clubs might not be able to pay huge transfer fees like they used to and in that respect Serhou could prove to be a bargain in this window.

“Serhou’s preference has always been to play in the English Premier League, but Amiens will evaluate all offers that come in for him and make a decision from there.”

 

Previous reports have suggested that Tottenham are also interested in Guirassy and have made an enquiry into the France Under-20 international, who has scored four goals in nine caps at that level.

Guirassy began his career at French third-tier side Stade Lavallois, before going on to play for Lille and AJ Auxerre before his moves to Koln and Amiens.

In other news, Arsenal have also reportedly entered the race to sign Hellas Verona centre-back Marash Kumbulla.

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