According to Le Quotidien Du Foot, Aston Villa is interested in Serhou Guirassy and may have to fight Brighton & Hove Albion, Bournemouth and West Ham United for his signature. The 24-year-old moved permanently from FC Cologne to SC Amiens last summer and made an impression in his debut campaign at the Stade de la Licorne.
Guirassy joined Amiens in January 2019, scoring four goals in 13 Ligue 1 games before returning to Cologne. Amiens signed a £ 5.4 million deal last summer to sign a permanent commitment. He did not disappoint his new club and scored 10 goals in 24 games. However, its shape has led to a number of clubs fighting to lure him away.
Villa is one of them, and Le Quotidien Du Foot says the Midlands outfit may have to pay £ 9m to persuade Amiens to sell it. Football Manager and FIFA Index estimate that his wage claims range from £ 14,000 a week / £ 0.73 a year to £ 14.8,000 a week / £ 0.77 a year, while the top earner is Amiens (Chadrac Akolo) € takes home 19.2 thousand per week / € 1 million per year (£ 17.2 thousand per week / £ 0.88 per year), so Guirassy's salary may be somewhere in the middle.
Nevertheless, he will not break the bank and strengthen an important area of the squad. Villa was attacked shortly after Ross McCormack's release, Tammy Abraham returned to Chelsea after his successful loan, Rushian Hepburn-Murphy was loaned to Derby County, Scott Hogan was loaned to Birmingham City, and Jonathan Kodjia was sold to Al Gharafa.
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