According to The Sun, Tottenham are in a transfer battle to sign Amiens forward Serhou Guirassy.
Jose Mourinho’s side lost talisman Harry Kane earlier this year to injury, with suggestions that he could be out until April with his hamstring issue.
The north London side were naturally linked with a potential move for a striker, with Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud being mooted as a possible option, but things did not materialise by the end of the January transfer window.
Now, The Sun claim that whilst West Ham are the ones leading the race to sign Guirassy ahead of both Spurs and Brighton, the Lilywhites had scouts present at Amiens game against PSG earlier this month – a game in which he scored twice in his side’s thrilling 4-4 draw.
The report further claims that Guirassy’s team are fearing relegation, and are “willing to sort out a fee for the summer window, tie up the move and make their own planning for the future”. It’s added however that the 23-year-old “would prefer to be a starter when he comes to the Premier League”.
Whilst the interest in Guirassy is completely understandable – after all, he has struck eight times in 21 league games for a side that are currently 19th in the Ligue 1 table – it is a story of it being rather too little, too late for Spurs.
Even when Kane was fully fit and firing, the north London side could have done with an added option up front, particularly after losing Fernando Llorente last summer.
Instead, things have simply gone from bad to worse for Mourinho, with Kane’s injury being followed by the recent news that Heung-min Son could potentially be out for the rest of the campaign too. The Portuguese man will no doubt be cursing his luck at seeing his two forwards being ruled out for a length period of time, but the news that his club had scouts watching Guirassy after the close of the transfer window will be a bitter pill for him to swallow.
Whilst they could end up signing the 6 foot 2 forward in the summer, what good does that do for Mourinho in the here and now? This is the time when they could have done with having some reinforcements, but instead, it’s almost a bad joke that the north Londoners continue to have their eyes searching for another number nine, when it won’t come to fruition until everything has blown over.