The future of Saido Berahino has been the topic of conversation over a few pints here in the Football Transfer Tavern, with the West Brom striker’s future one of the major stories as we head into the final stretch of the transfer window.
Tottenham are understood to have had two offers rejected for the England Under-21 striker, who was left out of the Baggies squad for the defeat to Chelsea last Sunday.
Tony Pulis said in his post match press conference that as many as 15 clubs were interested in the forward who fired 20 goals last season, although Tottenham are understood to be at the front of the queue.
The Baggies are demanding £25million for the 22-year-old, although Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is hoping he can land him for cheaper.
There are some reports today that have suggested Spurs have reservations about making a third offer, but one man who is convinced Berahino will end up at the Lane before the close of the window is former boss Harry Redknapp.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Redknapp said: “It’s only a game of poker at the moment between Daniel Levy and Jeremy Peace.
“Everything’s probably all done with the player behind the scenes, he probably has a good idea about where he’s going to live, even.
“All it is now is a game of bluff between the two chairmen, who are trying to get the best deal for their clubs.
“I think it’s a good deal for both clubs and I don’t think Tony Pulis is going to lose any sleep over losing him.
“He’s got a few strikers at the club and he’ll be quite happy now to take the money and not have an unhappy man at his club.”
Our resident Baggies fans just want this all to be over now, and feel it is essential they let the striker go, as it is clear he does not want to play at the Hawthorns this season!