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Report: West Ham lead Tottenham in race to sign Amiens striker Serhou Guirassy

According to a report from the Sun, West Ham are the current front-runners in the race to sign Amiens hitman Serhou Guirassy, with Tottenham and Brighton and Hove Albion trailing in their wake.

The Hammers allegedly wanted to sign the 23-year-old in January, with Sky Sports reporting that the east London outfit were actually in talks with the Frenchman.

The Daily Mail then claimed earlier this month that Tottenham were one of four clubs to enter the race for Guirassy.

The Sun are suggesting that West Ham are leading that race, however, and claim that officials from Amiens were in London last week for meetings with the Hammers.

Serhou Guirassy (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Good signing for West Ham?

The 23-year-old has hardly been prolific this season. Guirassy has scored eight goals and chipped in with one assist in 22 Ligue 1 outings for Amiens (Who Scored).

In those league matches Guirassy has won an average of 4.1 aerial duals per game. And standing at 6ft 2in tall, he is clearly a real handful in the air.

He is incredibly athletic and has an abundance of pace, as documented here by Talents Hunter.

Serhou Guirassy (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/Soccrates/Getty Images)

£20 million does seem like an awful lot of money to spend on someone who has no experience of Premier League football, and has a less than impressive track record in front of goal.

Guirassy has a similar build and feel about him to ex-Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo. Now, the Amiens forward is clearly better than the Gunners flop, but he undoubtedly has that gangly and often awkward to watch playing style.

He is only 23, however, and could very well go on to improve as a player. If Tottenham are in for Guirassy, he must have something about him.

And West Ham beating their bitter rivals to his signature would have to be seen as some kind of victory.

We’ll take them where we can at the moment.

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