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Somehow, the reports linking Bayern Munich to VfB Stuttgart’s Serhou Guirassy might be true

Could Bayern Munich really be eyeing the VfB Stuttgart striker?

FC Bayern München v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga Photo by Hary Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Perhaps the most bizarre transfer rumor that Bayern Munich has been involved in recent weeks is the one linking the Bavarians to VfB Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy.

The information released is not pointing toward a January acquisition, but a summer move. Given that Bayern Munich currently has Harry Kane, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, and Mathys Tel on the roster, making a play for Guirassy just seems...odd.

Now, though, more and more stories are dropping on the alleged pursuit, including this tidbit from Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg:

News #Guirassy: Under certain circumstances, FC Bayern is an option for him in the summer. It depends on Bayern’s efforts.

➡️ Bayern informed about all details - like many other teams as well

➡️ No contact/meeting between Bayern/Guirassy at the moment.

But being the number 2 behind Kane is not an option for him. Many teams are pushing to sign him next summer.


In addition to Plettenberg’s information, Abendzeitung’s Florian White dropped the following report:

Guirassy is currently on everyone’s lips, after all, his contract, which runs until the summer of 2026, includes an exit clause of 17.5 million euros. Clubs from the English Premier League in particular have him on their list. The big but: Guirassy is playing with Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations (January 13th to February 11th), so he can only get back into club football after the tournament.

It’s much more exciting to look ahead to the summer, when his release clause rises to 20 million euros - and the Swabian striker is still playing in the country. Then FC Bayern could get serious and lure Guirassy to the Isar if two conditions were met.

The two conditions? Well, they are not wholly far-fetched:

  • Choupo-Moting leaves the club.
  • Tel is loaned away.

Otherwise, it seems like many people are grasping for reasons that the Bavarians would make a move like this for a player who is very limited with his position. During his career, Guirassy has played 192 games at striker and 14 as a left-wing. The attacker likely would not be considered a serious option to play as a wing given Bayern Munich’s current depth at the position — plus the arrival of Bryan Zaragoza during the summer.

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