‘He will probably make the step’ - Striker tipped to make £15m January move amid Newcastle United 'interest'

An in-form Bundesliga striker has been tipped to make the move to England in January. (Getty Images)An in-form Bundesliga striker has been tipped to make the move to England in January. (Getty Images)
An in-form Bundesliga striker has been tipped to make the move to England in January. (Getty Images)
Newcastle are hoping to bolster their frontline in January, according to reports.

In-form Bundesliga striker Serhou Guirassy has made his stance clear as he continues to be linked with a blockbuster move to Newcastle United.

The North East giants have reportedly been monitoring the attacker for a number of months as they aim to bolster their frontline which currently features just two strikers in Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson.

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The addition of a third striker would give Eddie Howe a smoother process when rotating his strikers and would take some of the strain off youngster Anthony Gordon who has at times been forced to play as a makeshift centre forward.

Further recruitments could even allow Newcastle to occasionally stray away from Howe’s favoured 4-3-3 formation if the team needed a Plan B. It’s clear to see why Guirassy has caught the attention of the Newcastle scouts as he boasts an eye-catching goal record of 15 goals from 10 appearances in the Bundesliga despite playing for one of the team’s that was tipped to struggle before a ball was kicked after their survival in last season’s Bundesliga relegation play-off.

Guirassy was the hero last season with a goal and an assist in that match, adding to his his 11 goals from 22 league appearances last season. The Guinean forward has exploded into life this season to guide his team to a surprising third place after 12 games and a number of big clubs are already starting to come knocking.

Reports from the Newcastle Chronicle claim the player could come as cheap as £15m in January due to a release clause and further reports from Calciomercato claim the player has no interest in moving to Saudi Arabia as his focus is to achieve success in Europe.

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Guirassy is the subject of interest from Atletico Madrid and Newcastle, while reports from De Telegraaf journalist Mike Verweij reveal that he had previously turned down a move to Ajax in the summer.

Verweij went on to tip the player for a move to the Premier League and explained: “That boy did not want to take a step to the Eredivisie. He had set his sights on the Premier League, and he will probably make that step.”

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