In what appears to be a never-ending issue for West Ham United, the Premier League side are relying on someone other than a striker for the majority of their goals.

The club’s top scorer this season is Jarrod Bowen, normally a winger by nature, who has ended up playing through the middle quite a lot this season.

This is a recurring problem for West Ham, who will undoubtedly one day get it right when they buy a striker, and perhaps that man can be Serhou Guirassy, who is on their list and very likely to leave VfB Stuttgart in the summer, as explained by Kicker.

The Guinea international is enjoying a season to remember in Germany this season, scoring 20 league goals in just 18 appearances in the Bundesliga to date, and with a release clause of around €20m in the summer, he could be a bargain signing for a team looking for guaranteed goals.

Whether West Ham are that team remains to be seen, but they certainly were taking a look at him rather recently.

As for Stuttgart’s feelings in all of this, they would ideally keep him around longer if they can, but they know that might not be possible.

Kicker relay quotes from Fabian Wohlgemuth, the club’s director of football, who remains as upbeat as possible.

He said: “In the last two transfer windows, it was the case that his departure was almost predicted from all sides. Serhou stayed both times. Maybe we can find these points of contact or these means again to convince him to stay. He feels comfortable with us.”

However, Wohlgemuth also admitted that his player’s future is currently ‘totally open’.

It now remains to be seen if West Ham decide to make their move, but if they do, they will be hoping everything goes far smoother than it did with the last big striker signing they made, Gianluca Scamacca.