Ten goals in five games! Meet Serhou Guirassy - the Stuttgart striker on track to beat Harry Kane and Erling Haaland to the European Golden Shoe who turned down Chelsea

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If you take a look at the most prolific goalscorers in Europe's 'Big Five' leagues this season, some familiar names immediately jump out, with the likes of Erling Haaland, Harry Kane and Kylian Mbappe all in the top four. However, it is not one of this free-scoring trio that boasts the honour of being the continent's leading marksman so far this campaign. That title instead belongs to a far lesser-known name: Serhou Guirassy of Stuttgart.

The Guinea international's exploits in the Bundesliga this season have been nothing short of astounding. Guirassy is currently averaging an astonishing two goals per game, netting 10 times in just five matches to kick-off the 2023-24 campaign.

His electric start has catapulted Stuttgart - who had to negotiate a relegation play-off with Hamburg last season - into the Champions League places, with a 5-1 defeat to RB Leipzig the only time Die Schwaben have failed to win in their opening five fixtures.

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Guirassy's story is one of resilience and dedication, with the France-born hotshot having to battle his fair share of setbacks over the course of his career