Everton have reignited their interest in on-fire striker Serhou Guirassy ahead of the January window after a £15.2m release clause emerged, report 90min.
Writing on their official website (26 October), the news outlet report that the Guinea international has attracted interest from a number of clubs across Europe after scoring 15 goals in nine games so far this season.
And the 27-year-old’s contract contains a €17.5m (£15.2m) release clause which is active in January, placing several clubs on alert including the Toffees.
“That form has notably drawn attention from a number of Premier League clubs in recent weeks, with 90min already reporting that West Ham, Fulham, Brentford, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth have all sent scouts to watch the Guinea international,” they wrote.
“90min also understands that Everton and Burnley have been keeping an eye on Guirassy’s form and are keen suitors as well.”
Guirassy was an Everton target over a year ago when Frank Lampard was the manager, and there were question marks about how good he actually was.
Having only hit double figures for goals three times previously in his career, this certainly seems like a purple patch in his career but clearly there is an effective way to use him that means he can be a reliable and consistent goalscorer.
That is exactly what Everton are missing and with the potential of a 12-point deduction looming over us right now, the only way we’ll be able to avoid relegation is if we find a way to win games we currently can’t.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s form has been good but he still can’t be relied upon to be fit for a whole season, while Beto has played well but is struggling in front of goal. Guirassy would provide a cheap option to immediately boost our front line and could help us avoid the drop.
There is a lot of competition but the fact we have held an interest in the past means we could have an advantage, and with everything going on at the club right now we may need to use every trick up our sleeve in January.
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