What new signing Serhou Guirassy could bring to Borussia Dortmund?

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But did Borussia Dortmund need a striker?

Serhou Guirassy will become the fourth striker on the books of Borussia Dortmund, alongside Niclas Füllkrug, Sebastien Haller, and Youssoufa Moukoko. With BVB historically playing a one striker system, it would be highly unlikely for all four of these players to start the season at the club. However, despite both Haller and Füllkrug scoring important CL knockout goals in a run to the final, both have been seen as unreliable.

This should be seen as a system issue rather than quality. A less fit Haller just over a year ago had .88 goals and assists per 90 minutes. while Füllkrug is coming off his best two top flight campaigns by goals and assists per 90. Further, both these players have performed quite well for their respective national teams, making it harder to believe that they were the issue rather than a system that simply failed to create chances for its striker.

Moukoko should almost be viewed separately from the other three. Still only 19, Moukoko has shown enough to be a significant part of the future plans. With 12 goals and 3 assists in 1700 minutes across the last two campaigns, Moukoko is still arguably the best U-20 striker in the world and should be counted on as a key part of the future.

Across the three strikers on the books, Borussia Dortmund have the quality to form a good attack with the right system. With Moukoko a poacher capable of running at defenders, a traditional target man in Füllkrug and a complete forward in Haller, the club also has enough different profiles to experiment and change games with the right substitutions. However, it seems that Guirassy's sublime goalscoring run for Stuttgart prompted those in charge to make a big change to their front-line.