Saido Berahino has reportedly taken a significant pay cut in order to sign for Sheffield Wednesday, according to reliable journalist Dom Howson.
The Lowdown: Owls snap up Berahino
The Owls had a hugely productive summer transfer window, with Darren Moore bringing in no fewer than 14 new signings to add to his squad.
The most recent of those was Berahino, who joined from Belgian side Zulte Waregem on transfer deadline day last week, having scored 10 goals in 11 games for England’s under-21s in the past before switching his senior allegiance to Burundi.
Will Sheffield Wednesday earn promotion?
The Latest: Howson provides key update
According to Yorkshire Live‘s Howson on Twitter, Berahino ‘has taken a huge pay cut’ in order to join Wednesday, an eye-catching six-word revelation which indicates just how keen the 28-year-old was to get on board at Hillsborough.
Howson added that the striker will join initially until the end of the season, but could stay on beyond that point, with an option to extend his deal for 12 months.
The Verdict: Hugely exciting signing
While Berahino hasn’t reached the potential which was evident during those aforementioned England under-21 days and his formative years at West Brom, he still represents an exciting signing for the Owls.
If Berahino clicks, his goals could easily inspire Wednesday to promotion from League One, taking the team up another level.
In other news, one Sheff Wed player has been linked with an imminent exit – find out who it is here.
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