Saido Berahino‘s ongoing transfer saga has taken another twist, with West Bromwich Albion putting the forward up for sale…but only at an astronomical fee.
According to The Sun, the Baggies would be willing to sell the Anglo-Burundian forward, but only if they receive an offer of £30 million for the 22-year-old’s services.
While Albion’s revelation that they’d be open to selling the player for the right price may come as some encouragement to his trio of suitors—Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United—it’s hard to imagine any of the three seeing the fee as representing good value for money.
Indeed, the Magpies’ initial offers for the player—all of which have been rebuffed—were considerably lower, while the recent £4 million transfer of Charlie Austin from Queens Park Rangers to Southampton places the fee slapped on Berahino—who has only scored three goals so far this season—into remarkably sharp context.
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