Newcastle United given fresh chance to sign £15m ace who outscored Harry Kane

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Serhou Guirassy has scored 17 goals in 14 Bundesliga games for Stuttgart this season

Newcastle United will be on red alert after it was revealed Serhou Guirassy’s £15million release clause becomes active again in the summer.

Several Premier League clubs were reportedly chasing the striker last month following an explosive start to the season. A staggering 17 goals in 14 games for Stuttgart - combined with his cheap fee - attracted interest from Newcastle, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

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At one stage, the 27-year-old was outscoring Bayern Munich sensation Harry Kane. But an injury setback, as well as African Cup of Nations duty, slowed his relentless streak.

Guirassy ignored interest from European heavyweights in January, staying loyal to the club that signed him for just £7million last summer. The Guinean international previously played for Stuttgart on loan throughout the 2022-23 campaign.

Italian sports journalist Fabrizio Romano is now reporting that his release clause will become active again in the summer. With Newcastle hamstrung by FFP/PSR regulations, Guirassy could provide a cost-effective option to bolster Eddie Howe’s attacking options.

The striker has already outlined his intentions to play in the Premier League. He told The Guardian last year: "I cannot hide these things. Everyone knows the Premier League is one of the most competitive leagues in the world but, at this time, I don’t close any doors.

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"There are some very big teams in Europe and it’s not focused only on the Premier League. At Stuttgart, we have such a good team and everything is possible in football. If we can continue to be humble like we have been so far then we have a good chance.”

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