Tottenham Hotspur could finally get their hands on West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino in the summer after chairmen Daniel Levy and Jeremy Peace reportedly reached a gentleman’s agreement.
Spurs have been chasing the 22-year-old since last summer, when they had three bids, the biggest of which was said to be in the region of £22m, turned down late in the transfer window.
Newcastle United and Stoke City came in for Berahino in January, but Peace maintained that the England Under-21 international would not be sold and knocked back Newcastle’s £24m offer.
However, according to The Mirror, Peace did compromise on Berahino’s future last month when he agreed to give Tottenham first refusal on the player as part of the Alex Pritchard negotiations.
Pritchard has moved to The Hawthorns on loan for the rest of the season. He was apparently wanted by several Premier League and Championship clubs, but ended up at Albion on deadline day.
The Mirror reports that Spurs used this opportunity to strengthen their position over Berahino, who has not started a league game for the Baggies since October, largely because of the off-pitch distractions.
Berahino, and Pritchard, came off the bench in West Brom’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United yesterday, but is expected to feature more heavily between now and the summer as Albion fight relegation.
It seems that he could then get his desired move to Tottenham, who have been in the market for support for homegrown hero Harry Kane – Berahino’s one-time strike partner at England youth level.
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