Are we going to wait until the summer and snap up Saido Berahino on a free transfer, although WBA would still be due a compensation figure determined by a tribunal.
WBA have offered him a third contract so they obviously still want him to stay and still rate him, even though Tony Pulis is refusing to play him to try and force him to sign a contract. He is using the red herring of a lack of fitness as a scapegoat.
Berahino has refused to sign the previous two contracts and is refusing to sign this one, even though it would treble his wage. He is clearly furious with how the club treated him and seems prepared to wait until they sell him or he can leave for free. If he were the ptoblem character they portray him as then they wouldn't be making him contract offers.
The talent is still there, it's just been dormant for a while and if we signed him we would expect to bring it back out of him. If we are interested in him, he will certainly know about it and if we are wanting to sign him in the summer, again, he will know.
His agent ays he wants to play abroad, but that is rather unlikely, few English players go to play abroad, there is more money at home and global TV coverage.
He has experience of the Premier League and is home grown. We have seen with the likes of Roberto Soldado, Vincent Janssen and at West ham two players we were heavily linked with, Jonathan Calleri and Simone Zaza that players from abroad can struggle here.
Rangers want him on loan, Stoke City are continually after him and want WBA to name their price. Should we make a loan move? Could he do any worse than Janssen? The Dutchman isn't firing, wouldn't Berahino offer us that bit more? If we are not bringing in a striker this window then he could be a sensibkle optuon, he is on low wages so it would almost be a shot to nothing.
I have a sneeking feeling we will be in for him this summer. he could play as backup to Harry Kane, with Harry Kane or as a wide attacker so has the versatiliyty Pochettino likes. Clearly we fancied him, it depends how much faith we have in him whether we will return for him or not.