Tue 9 Jul 2024, 17:31 · Ash Harrison

Goal-a-game striker with £15m release clause previously linked with move to Newcastle set to sign for new club

Goal-a-game striker with £15m release clause previously linked with move to Newcastle set to sign for new club
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Newcastle United now look set to miss out on a bargain deal as a striker linked with January move to Tyneside is set for medical at new club.

January saw many rumours linking Newcastle United with a move for VfB Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy after the Guinea international raced to the top of the Bundesliga scoring charts with 14 goals in just eight games.

Guirassy had a £15million release clause which made the move a believable one even with Newcastle struggling with PSR. Although, as we found out a couple of weeks ago, we were actually way behind where we needed to be for PSR, which is why no move was made.

At the back end of June, Fabrizio Romano posted on X that Guirassy looked set for Borussia Dortmund, and now it seems that the move is set to go ahead.


Guirassy would have been an inexpensive option as a backup for Isak

The 28-year-old who finished the season with 30 goals in 30 games, is set to undergo a medical at Borussia Dortmund according to reports with the Sunderland Echo saying that Dortmund have activated the release clause in Guirassy's contract.

He may be getting on a bit in terms of a Newcastle transfer, but for £15million, Eddie Howe could have got a good couple of years out of Guirassy as a backup to Alexander Isak.

Though, to be fair, the chances of him choosing Newcastle over Dortmund would have been pretty slim.


Can Guirassy beat Harry Kane to Bundesliga top scorer?

Guirassy was a link that had gone pretty quiet after the January window anyway, so it's unlikely that he was even on a list for Newcastle this summer.

But now it will be interesting to see how prolific he can be in that Dortmund side and whether or not he can beat Harry Kane to the golden boot.

Meanwhile, reports suggest that Newcastle will wait until Callum Wilson's future is decided before they look to bring in a new striker. Something that I personally feel is a huge mistake, but what do I know?