Wed 26 Jun 2024, 20:00 · Ash Harrison

'Here we go': £15m striker wanted by Newcastle set to sign for new club - Fabrizio Romano

'Here we go': £15m striker wanted by Newcastle set to sign for new club - Fabrizio Romano
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Football transfers can move pretty quickly with a player Newcastle United have an interest in stating his desire to leave yesterday and finding a new club today.

Yesterday we mentioned that VfB Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy, who Newcastle have been monitoring since before January had told his club that he wanted to leave this summer.

After a season in which he scored 28 goals in 28 Bundesliga games it was little surprise that the 27-year-old had garnered plenty of interest from other clubs.

With a release clause of just €17.5million (£14.8million) it was actually baffling that Newcastle didn't make their move.


Borussia Dortmund look set to sign Serhou Guirassy

Now, according to Fabrizio Romano, the Magpies have left it too late as Borussia Dortmund have already triggered the clause wrapped up the deal, with Romano giving it his trademark 'here we go' stamp of approval.

"EXCLUSIVE: Serhou Guirassy to Borussia Dortmund, here we go!

"BVB have received the green light from player side after working on this deal for months.

Guirassy has accepted and formal steps will follow."

Newcastle need a good, inexpensive goalscorer this summer

Romano suggests that the deal has been in the pipeline for a while and didn't just happen overnight, which would explain Guirassy informing Stuttgart of his desire to leave.

Whether Newcastle made an approach, we'll likely never know now, but it seemed like a low-risk no-brainer given our need for a striker to support Alexander Isak.

After so many links at the start of the year, it does feel like another missed opportunity, but chances are he was never really on Newcastle's radar beyond the media speculation.