Amiens will not stand in Serhou Guirassy’s way if the star striker wants to join the likes of Tottenham Hotspur or West Ham United this summer, the recently-relegated Ligue 1 club’s president has said during the L’Equipe du Soir programme.
With the French football season brought to a premature conclusion thanks to the global health pandemic, both Amiens and Toulouse have been relegated from the top flight after the LFP decided that ‘points per game’ was the way to go.
While the promise of legal action means the chapter has not yet closed, the chances of The Unicorns holding on to their star striker now look slimmer than ever.
The £18 million Guirassy has been the subject of an enquiry from a Tottenham side desperate to ease the goal-scoring burden on Harry Kane. While, according to Le10 Sport, West Ham have held talks about a deal to bring the Frenchman across the Channel.
Guirassy stayed loyal to Amiens in January when offers arrived but, with their fate now sealed, it seems only a matter of time before he boards a flight across the sea.
“With Serhou, we have a commitment (to letting him go this summer),” admits president Bernard Joannin, in quotes translated by Le11 Amienois.
“He had important proposals from English clubs (in January), but he wanted to stay to save the club – these were the words he said to me. He wanted to go to until the end of the story with his teammates.
“(Now) we have important proposals from England and also from France.”
According to the Mail, Aston Villa and Celtic have also shown an interest in signing the rangy former Cologne striker. But his £18 million price-tag may be a little too rich for both a relegation-threatened club, and one whose current record signing stands at a comparatively measly £9 million.