Newcastle United were one of the clubs credited with interest in VfB Stuttgart star Serhou Guirassy in the last window.

Last season, the striker impressed for the Bundesliga side, managing 14 goals and two assists from 29 games. He was vital in helping the club avoid relegation and that convinced Stuttgart to make his loan stay permanent.

He had a €15m release clause valid until August 11th and Kicker reported last month that the German club were relieved after Newcastle and other interested clubs decided not to activate it.

Bild have now asked the Guinea international why he stayed at Stuttgart despite having an opportunity to move to England, where Newcastle reportedly showed interest in him.

Responding to that, he said: “We have a good team, a good coach and incredible fans. We feel very comfortable as a family in Stuttgart. That’s why I decided to stay at VfB.”

Guirassy’s decision has paid off and he’s scored 11 goals and registered two assists from six games this season. He refused to confirm his stay at the German club beyond the winter market.

In addition to this, the attacker has also opened the door to making a switch to the Premier League in the future. Eddie Howe’s side or any other club can sign the player for €20m [release clause] next summer.

When asked if he has a dream to play in England one day, Guirassy explained: “Not exactly a dream. But if there is an option to move to the Premier League at some point, why not? But it’s not like I dream about it every day.”

Newcastle United continuing their summer interest would make a lot of sense, and the economic value of this potential deal makes it very attractive.