Very late into the January transfer window, Brighton & Hove Albion tried to sign Serhou Guirassy from Amiens in Ligue 1.

However, they weren’t the only ones who were interested, as West Ham, Aston Villa (who made a loan bid) and AFC Bournemouth were also circling.

The player eventually stayed in France, where he has scored nine goals in 23 appearances this season, but this summer could be a very different story.

According to Le Foot in France, the player ‘should’ leave Amiens when the transfer window opens, regardless of where the club end up in the table.

Currently 19th with 23 points from 28 games, the club was heading towards relegation down to Ligue 2, but it seems that even if the season was declared void and they stayed up, Guirassy would still be sold.

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Le Foot believe his sale ‘could bring in €10m’, which will come in handy in these difficult times, as the Amiens’ president recently revealed the lack of TV money coming in because Covid-19 outbreak would see the club lose out on €3-5m.

This could be music to the ears of West Ham, Aston Villa and Bournemouth, who might find a previously reluctant seller more open armed in the coming weeks or months.

Questions will be asked as to whether Dean Smith needs another striker after bringing in Borja Bastón and Mbwana Samatta in January, but with Albian Ajeti not exactly shining as backup for Sébastien Haller, the Hammers certainly need to reinforce their attack.

As for Bournemouth, a lot will likely depend on what happens to Joshua King in the summer, but with just 29 goals scored in 29 games, perhaps it’s time for an upgrade on the south coast.