West Ham United are in talks to sign French striker Serhou Guirassy.
That’s according to Sky Sports transfer guru Kaveh Solhekol today (Friday).
West Ham boss David Moyes desperately needs another striker to play alongside – and provide more competition for – the struggling Sebastien Haller.
The Hammers are right in the thick of the relegation battle and are only being kept out of the bottom by virtue of a slightly superior goal difference.
Moyes on the hunt for signings
Daunting fixtures against Liverpool (twice) and Manchester City threaten to eliminate that advantage.
So Moyes knows he must bring in quality to help push West Ham away from danger.
The East Londoners have been linked with a host of players this month.
But so far only back-up goalkeeper Darren Randolph has arrived. Fans have been demanding action.
And there was encouraging news from Solhekol on Friday morning as he took to Twitter to reveal West Ham are in talks to sign French striker Guirassy on loan.
Sky Sports transfer guru makes striker claim
“West Ham in talks to sign Amiens striker Serhou Guirassy on loan,” Solhekol posted on Twitter.
“Amiens paid Köln £5m for him last summer.”
West Ham in talks to sign Amiens striker Serhou Guirassy on loan. Amiens paid Köln £5m for him last summer.
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) January 24, 2020
So what do we know about the forward? Well the truth is very little.
The 23-year-old does have pedigree as he has represented France at various age groups up to Under 20s.
The former Lille and Auxerre striker was sold to German side Koln as a raw 19-year-old back in 2016.
What do we know about Guirassy?
After nine goals in 45 appearances he was loaned to Amiens SC last season, scoring three goals in 13 appearances.
Amiens saw enough in Guirassy to make the move permanent last summer, though, for a fee believed to be £3.5million.
He has scored seven goals in 25 games this season and The Daily Mail claims he was offered to Brighton this month.
West Ham will be hoping he can forge a Gallic striker partnership with Haller to propel the club to safety.