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Borussia Dortmund Eyeing Key Transfer Amid Injury Concerns

Stuttgart, Germany. 18th May, 2024. Soccer: Bundesliga, VfB Stuttgart - Bor. Mönchengladbach, Matchday 34, MHPArena. Stuttgart coach Sebastian Hoeneß (2nd from right) stands together with Stuttgart's Serhou Guirassy (l) and his family for a picture. Credit: Tom Weller/dpa - IMPORTANT NOTE: In accordance with the regulations of the DFL German Football League and the DFB German Football Association, it is prohibited to utilize or have utilized photographs taken in the stadium and/or of the match in the form of sequential images and/or video-like photo series./dpa/Alamy Live News
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Borussia Dortmund is keen on acquiring Serhou Guirassy from VfB Stuttgart. The transfer hinges on a thorough assessment of Guirassy’s current injury status. Both parties involved remain interested in the deal, pending a sensible statement on the injury.

  • Borussia Dortmund is interested in signing Serhou Guirassy from VfB Stuttgart.
  • The transfer depends on a thorough assessment of Guirassy’s injury status.
  • Both clubs are keen on the deal, pending a sensible statement on the injury.

BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke on Guirassy Deal

According to a tweet by Fabrizio Romano, BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke commented on the ongoing transfer negotiations for Serhou Guirassy. Watzke emphasized the importance of a sensible statement regarding Guirassy’s injury status. He stated, “The current situation is that everyone involved still wants the transfer, but of course, we need a sensible statement on how the injury is now.” This cautious approach reflects Borussia Dortmund’s commitment to ensuring the fitness and readiness of their potential signings.

Serhou Guirassy’s Career Overview

Serhou Yadaly Guirassy, born on March 12, 1996, in Arles, France, is a centre-forward currently playing for VfB Stuttgart. Standing at 1.87 meters, Guirassy has dual citizenship in Guinea and France and has represented Guinea internationally, earning 18 caps and scoring 3 goals.

Guirassy’s professional journey began in the youth clubs of J3 Amilly, USM Montargis, and Stade Laval. He has played in various leagues, including Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and Ligue 2, showcasing his talent and increasing his market value to €40.00 million as of May 29, 2024. His current contract with VfB Stuttgart runs until June 30, 2026.

Career Statistics and Performance

Guirassy has made a total of 290 appearances, scoring 109 goals and providing 16 assists. His club performance includes:

  • Ligue 1: 109 appearances, 31 goals
  • Bundesliga: 71 appearances, 32 goals
  • Ligue 2: 50 appearances, 15 goals
  • 2. Bundesliga: 16 appearances, 2 goals
  • DFB-Pokal: 9 appearances, 5 goals
  • Conference League: 7 appearances, 2 goals
  • Coupe de France: 6 appearances, 1 goal
  • Regionalliga West: 5 appearances, 2 goals
  • Europa League: 5 appearances, 1 goal
  • Coupe de la Ligue: 4 appearances, 1 goal
  • UEFA Champions League: 4 appearances, 1 goal
  • UCL Qualifiers: 2 appearances, 1 goal
  • Bundesliga Playoffs: 2 appearances, 1 goal

Transfer History

Guirassy’s transfer history includes:

  • From: Stade Laval to Lille OSC (2015)
  • From: Lille OSC to 1. FC Köln (2016) – €6 million
  • From: 1. FC Köln to Amiens SC (2019) – €6 million
  • From: Amiens SC to Stade Rennais (2020) – €15 million
  • From: Stade Rennais to VfB Stuttgart (2023) – €9 million

Injury Concerns

The primary concern for Borussia Dortmund is the current injury status of Serhou Guirassy. As emphasized by BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, a thorough assessment of the injury is crucial before finalizing the transfer. This approach showcases the club’s dedication to signing players who are fully fit and ready to contribute to the team’s success.

For more detailed player statistics and transfer history, check Guirassy’s profile on Transfermarkt.

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