The Guinean striker Serhou Guirassy, aged 27, has emerged as the top scorer in the five major European leagues, surpassing well-known names like Mbappé and Haaland. Guirassy, who previously played in France’s Ligue 1, is now significantly impacting the Bundesliga with VfB Stuttgart.
The Stade Rennais may now have reasons for regret. Just four months ago, Serhou Guirassy was officially a player for the Breton club before they permanently transferred him to Stuttgart, where he had been on loan. The Guinean forward had failed to make a strong impression at Rennes, with statistics of 25 goals in 81 matches that didn’t receive unanimous approval. However, Stuttgart saw potential in him after a season with 11 goals in the Bundesliga and exercised their option to buy him for €9 million.
This has proven to be a wise choice, as the Arles-born French-Guinean is currently the leading goal scorer in European leagues with eight goals in four matches. He has overtaken established top goal-scorers like Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappé, who have scored seven goals each, and the new Bayern Munich signing, Harry Kane, with four goals.
Guirassy, an international for Guinea, started the season with a brace on the first matchday and added another goal on the second matchday. He then scored back-to-back braces, including a hat-trick, in the third and fourth Bundesliga matchdays. His teammate Deniz Undav admires his incredible stats, noting his composure in front of the goal and his relaxed style of play.
His summer transfer desires to move to the English Premier League now seem distant, and Serhou Guirassy might be on the verge of fulfilling the praise he received during his early football career.
The striker began his journey at USM Montargis in the Loiret department, where he grew up, before joining Laval’s youth academy after an unsuccessful trial at Auxerre. It was at the Laval club that he showcased his goal-scoring talents and became the youngest professional player in the history of Stade Lavallois by signing his first contract. Alongside his club career, he was frequently called up to represent various French youth national teams.