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Impressive Ligue 1 star snubbed Chelsea transfer in the summer



Serhou Guirassy turned down Chelsea transfer in the summer

Speaking with Le Parisien (h/t Express), Amiens sporting director John Williams has revealed that striker Serhou Guirassy refused a chance to join Chelsea in the summer, joining Ligue 1 side Rennes instead.

The 24-year-old came through the ranks at Stade Laval and spent time at LOSC Lille, AJ Auxerre, 1. FC Koln, before joining Amiens in 2019. Guirassy enjoyed a fairly decent 2019/20 campaign with the club, scoring nine goals in 23 matches.

Serhou Guirassy
Serhou Guirassy had been linked with a transfer to England this summer

This saw the Frenchman get linked with a summer switch to the Premier League, with a host of clubs interested in the striker, with Chelsea believed to be one among them. (h/t Express)

However, the 24-year-old decided to stay put in France, joining Ligue 1 side Rennes. And now, Amiens’ director Williams has revealed that Guirassy turned down a chance to join Chelsea, as he had concerns over playing time. (h/t Express)

“He refused to go to Chelsea during the last window. He wanted to continue in a club where he was sure to have some playing time and not relive an experience like the one in Cologne where he was a substitute.”

Guirassy has made a decent start to life at his new club, bagging five goals in 13 appearances across all competitions so far. (h/t Transfermarkt)

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Timo Werner has been among the goals of late (Getty Images)

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He may have snubbed a transfer to Chelsea, but there are unlikely to be any regrets within the club on missing out on his signing.

Timo Werner has started to get into his groove, while Tammy Abraham has also been impressive of late. And Olivier Giroud has time and again shown that he is a reliable customer if we need him to step up at some point in the season.

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