According to a report from Sky Sports, West Ham are in talks to sign Amiens forward Serhou Guirassy.

The Hammers are woefully short in the attacking department.

Sebastien Haller arrived from Eintracht Frankfurt for around £45 million last summer (BBC). He has really struggled to establish himself at the London Stadium, however.

The Frenchman desperately needs more support and competition.

 

But whether Guirassy is the man for the job is highly debatable.

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Serhou Guirassy (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Here are five fact on the Amiens hitman…

  1. Guirassy began his career in the third tier of French football with Stade Lavallois, where he scored six goals in 37 outings.
  2. The 23-year-old joined Lille in 2015 for around £840,000 (Wikipedia), but made just nine appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit.
  3. The Frenchman left France for Germany in the summer of 2016, linking up with FC Koln, but didn’t make an appearance for them until April 2017, due to injury problems.
  4. Guirassy left Koln to link up with Amiens last summer in a deal believed to be worth £5 million (Sky Sports), and he has gone on to score eight goals in 31 games for the French club.
  5. The striker is 6ft 2in tall, and is clearly a target man type striker, winning an average of 4.1 aerial duals in 17 Ligue 1 outings this season (Who Scored).
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    Serhou Guirassy (Photo by FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Guirassy is clearly not prolific, and the Hammers do not need another target man. They need an established goalscorer who is well-versed in the putting the ball in the back of the net.

The 23-year-old Amiens hitman has all the makings of another flop. He would surely struggle to acclimatise to the frenetic pace of the Premier League.

His record of 34 goals in 143 career appearances (Transfermarkt) speaks volumes.

And this really is one that West Ham should avoid.

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