Striker? 6’2? 27 years old??
Somewhere in North Rhine-Westphalia, Edin Terzic is foaming at the mouth, practically shaking at the idea of adding another tall, powerful striker to his ranks. That is, if rumors are to be believed.
It was reported yesterday basically by this guy:
aka, SportBILD, that BVB have already sounded out a move for the prolific Guinean forward. The German news magazine alleges that Guirassy could move to another club in Germany for a lower fee due to the stipulations of his contract, meaning a Premier League team would be required to pay more than a team like Borussia Dortmund. They suggest the fee could be as little as €20 million.
While that is all fine and good, it certainly sounds unlikely to be realized. Guirassy is in the form of his life, and that’s also the problem. BVB typically prefers to seek out players before a season like Guirassy is having. While Guirassy’s age could be a deterring factor, we have seen with Niclas Füllkrug that late-blooming players can be more than just a flash in the pan. Still, there is little data to suggest that his current form is more than a purple patch.
It seems unlikely that the BVB boardroom would sanction €20 million to bring in Guirassy when our second best left-back may well be the ball boy. Then there is the issue of moving four strikers out of the way to ensure Guirassy can start, that being Füllkrug, Haller, Moukoko, and Paris Brunner (and maybe Julian Rijkhoff, who deserves a shot in the first team as well). It seems that, as has been said before, there may be some more pressing issues in the squad than the #9 position.
Would you like to see Guirassy in black and yellow? Do BVB need more strikers? Let us know in the comments.