Ligue 1 president admits striker linked with Spurs will be allowed to leave

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Dom Le Roy

Amiens president, Bernard Joannin has admitted that striker Serhou Guirassy, who is rumoured to be a target for Spurs will be allowed to leave in the summer if the club’s asking price is met.

Amiens have been relegated to Ligue 2 on a points-per-game basis after it was decided by the French authorities that the 2019/20 Ligue 1 season cannot be completed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the club’s struggles this season, Guirassy, who arrived from Cologne last summer has been one of the most consistent forwards in France this campaign.

The striker has managed nine goals in 23 Ligue 1 appearances (transfermarkt.com) and proved a constant threat in the final third due to his physicality and intelligence.

Spurs have reportedly sent scouts to watch the 24-year-old in action this season (Daily Mail) while Chelsea, West Ham (Le10Sport) and Arsenal (Daily Mail) are also said to be interested in his services.

Joannin admitted that Amiens already agreed to sell Guirassy to an English club in the January transfer window but the striker wanted to stay and help the club stay in the top flight.

He revealed that there have now been multiple offers from England for the centre-forward.

When asked about Guirassy’s future, the Amiens president told GFFN: “I’ll reply to you very precisely. In January we agreed terms with an English club and it is Serhou Guirassy – who is an exceptional character, with great values, he’s fantastic – he said to me ‘listen president, I want to stay at Amiens as I want to help my friends to survive this year’.

“So he stayed, he turned down a very lucrative contract with an English club. There are several English clubs that want him, like West Ham who are very clear on that.

“There are other clubs, including offers from other French clubs. And if people make an offer at the right price I will allow Serhou to leave.”

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I believe that Guirassy is likely to join West Ham in the summer as he fits the profile of players the club usually go for. I don’t expect us, Chelsea or Arsenal to make an offer for the striker as he will be a bit of a gamble. I believe Spurs have probably earmarked him as one of the potential backups in case we can’t land the likes of Arkadiusz Milik or Vedat Muriqi.

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