Fulham failed to truly replace Aleksandar Mitrovic, who left for Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal in the summer transfer window. The club did sign veteran striker Raul Jimenez from Wolves, but it still feels like the club needs to add more in attack to build off last season. The Cottagers are now linked to one of the most in-form players in European football.
According to the Evening Standard, Stuttgart’s Serhou Guirassy is wanted by Fulham, while other Premier League clubs also monitor the status of the player. Guirassy has a release clause active for both the upcoming winter and summer transfer windows for just £15m, according to Fabrizio Romano. Guirassy has an outstanding 15 goals in 9 matches, which has jolted the striker into the European football spotlight.
Born and raised in France to Guinean parents, Guirassy committed himself to the Guinea National Team last year. Guirassy has yet to spend an entire season at Stuttgart, as he only joined the club during the second half of the 2022-23 season, on loan from Rennes. This is the 27-year-old’s second time in Germany, having previously played for FC Koln between 2016 and 2019. Guirassy’s hot start has seen Stuttgart rise to second in the Bundesliga table, having just one loss so far on the season.
With 29 goals in 37 matches with Stuttgart, Guirassy could provide some immediate goal-scoring help for Fulham as they search to reinvigorate their attacking prowess. Just three teams in the Premier League have a worse goal total than Fulham, those being relegation-threatened sides, Sheffield United, Bournemouth and Burnley.
Marco Silva has just renewed his contract with the club, signalling an intent to build upon the project being built. It’s now time for the management to step up and find the Portuguese manager a top striker to work with. Serhou Guirassy could be the club’s answer to its goal-scoring question.