Newcastle United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are relatively happy with their side’s transfer business so far this summer, and reports from the Express reckon things could be about to get even better.
The publication claims new Toon boss Steve McClaren has joined the race for highly-rated West Brom striker Saido Berahino, with owner Mike Ashley indicating he is happy to back his new manager further in the transfer market.
Tottenham have been linked with a move for the England Under-21 striker, with Mauricio Pochettino eager to pair the youngster with England international Harry Kane at White Hart Lane.
Newcastle had previously been linked with a £15 million move for QPR forward Charlie Austin, however interest appears to have cooled, with the Magpies having turned their attentions to Berahino.
Baggies boss Tony Pulis had admitted his star striker is a wanted man, and will be hoping the asking price of £20 million will be enough to scare off any potential suitors.
A plethora of Newcastle fans enjoying a beer and burger special at the bar are deliberating the deal, and feel that signing Berahino could turn out to be an incredibly shrewd bit of business – and would help them add an element of firepower and potency that was missing last season.