Search For A Stoke City Star – Saido Berahino

With the international break now over most football journalists will, if they haven’t already, try to justify their paycheques by speculating on who will be going where during the upcoming transfer window. In keeping with this tradition I will be giving you my run down on the players who are being linked with a move to the Bet365. This time:

Saido Berahino

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Current Club: West Bromwich Albion

Position: Centre Forward

Possible Price – 5-10 Million Pounds

Anybody else interested: Liverpool

Giraffe or Lemon:  If reports out of the Hawthorns are to believed a rather plump Lemon.

Where Would He Fit In:

As an out and out striker and would be comfortable dragging opposing defenders wide to allow our Three Musketeers to exploit the space he leaves.

Do We Need Him:

A potential upgraded version of Mame he has a reputation for being troublesome and the question would be whether Hughes could bring the best out of him. If not, then trading Mame’s work ethic for a little bit more quality could cause problems in the changing room.

Who’s place would be under threat:

Mame would most likely be the player under the greatest threat as both are pacey wide men who like to attack from out wide. Super Jon could also be looking over shoulder as Berahino would be a better fit for the cameo roles Super Jon has played this season.

Verdict: Another deal which would make more sense if we could get Berahino on loan with maybe a clause promising to pay a small fee if he plays a certain number of games but as Berahino is out of contract in the summer I would expect West Brom to be looking to get something for a player who was once their biggest asset. The big question would then be how much? Any figure below ten million would likely be worth the gamble, if West Brom insist on more then I would wait to try and pick the player up on a free in the summer.

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