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Stuttgart phenom Serhou Guirassy named Bundesliga Player of the Month

Stuttgart sensation Serhou Guirassy has won the Bundesliga Player of the Month award for September, beating stiff competition to the prize.

It’s been a season to remember for the 27-year-old striker, who has broken numerous Bundesliga records in only seven league appearances this term.

Except for a scoring blank in a 2-0 win against rock-bottom Koln in late September, the former Rennes frontman has found the net in all six remaining matches, doing so multiple times on five occasions.

With 13 top-flight goals, the Guinean has become the most prolific player after the first seven rounds in Bundesliga history, leaving legendary Bayern Munich stars Gerd Muller and Robert Lewandowski in his wake.

Lewandowski’s record-breaking 41-goal season back in 2020/21 is also in jeopardy, while there’s a good chance he could reach last season’s Bundesliga top-scorer threshold by the end of October.

Christopher Nkunku and Niclas Fullkrug shared the award in 2022/23 with 16 strikes each, bettering the Stuttgart talisman’s outrageous tally by a mere three goals.

Guirassy’s mind-blowing 42% conversion rate and the diversity of his goals have overshadowed the Bavarians’ most lucrative acquisition, Harry Kane, in the early goings.

Kane was among the Player of the Match award candidates, alongside Bayern Leverkusen’s high-preforming duo, Alejandro Grimaldo and Victor Boniface.

But none of them stood a chance against the Stuttgart star.

Guirassy’s jaw-dropping exploits at the start of the new Bundesliga campaign have made him one of the major talking points in high European circles.

When a player like Guirassy hits the spotlight in such a manner, it’s only natural to wonder how long they can maintain their form.

However, he can savour the moment. So can Stuttgart, who, after needing to navigate the dreaded relegation play-offs to salvage their Bundesliga status last term, now sit second in the standings.

Sebastian Hoeness’ side have won six of their opening seven league fixtures, barring a 5-1 demolition at the hands of RB Leipzig on matchday two.

They sit only one point adrift of table-topping Leverkusen ahead of their game against Union Berlin this weekend.

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