Done deal: French striker Sehrou Guirassy signs four-year contract with Lille

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Lille have snapped up Laval striker Sehrou Guirassy.

Lille have tonight confirmed on their official website that Laval striker Sehrou Guirassy has signed for the club on a four-year contract.

The 19-year-old forward has become Lille's fourth summer signing, following Renato Civelli, Wilfried Kanon and Eric Bautheac's moves to the club.

Teenage striker Guirassy scored twice for Laval last season, which may not seem like much of an impressive record, but he is a regular for the France Under-19's and is considered to be one for the future - hence Lille's commitment to signing him on a four-year deal.

The athletic forward has now ended all speculation surrounding his future, with recent reports even linking Guirassy with a surprise move to England.

Foot Mercato recently suggested that Tottenham Hotspur had their eye on Guirassy, before Ouest France reported interest from Leeds United.

Lille have now fended off all interest from other clubs to sign Guirassy, and it will now be interesting to see how he develops under new manager Herve Renard.

Do Leeds need another striker?

With Leeds signing Leicester City's Chris Wood on Wednesday, the need for more attacking firepower has diminished under new manager Uwe Rosler.

Wood now joins Lee Erwin, Mirco Antenucci, Steve Morison, Souleymane Doukara, Billy Sharp and Nicky Ajose at Elland Road, meaning Leeds would surely have to sell at least one striker - possibly more - before bringing in another forward.

Wood's availability may have ended Leeds' interest in Guirassy, but with question marks over the futures of Doukara, Shap and Ajose, Leeds could still look to bring in one more forward later this summer, sales permitting.

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